The first group of 20 Francophone and 37 Anglophone untrained teachers from all six Provinces, started their training in August 2015, and have now completed 63% of the courses and are expected to graduate in December 2017.
These are men and women who teach in secondary schools who have a degree in the subject(s) they teach but do not have a teaching qualification.
Courses are taken through mixed mode during normal semester periods and summer and winter schools.
The next course ED354 will be done during this summer school from 28 November to 22 December.
The second group of untrained teachers will begin in 2017 semester 1. Application is now open and all interested teachers in secondary schools who have a degree in the subject(s) they teach but do not have a teaching qualification. They can contact their school Principals, the Provincial Education Offices and the UTP Country Coordinator at Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education (VITE) for copies of a letter of invitation to the Programme, Training Programme Brochure and an Application Form.
The Untrained Teachers Training Programme (UTP) was initiated in 2011 as a partnership between the Government of Vanuatu and the University of the South Pacific’s School of Education. The programme focuses on teachers who are qualified in the subject areas they teach but do not have a teaching qualification, that is, they did not go through any formal training in how to teach.
The training is funded by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and is administered by the University of the South Pacific (USP) in both French and English medium of instruction. It is a commitment between the two partners on the training of untrained teachers in Vanuatu to ensure that in the future, teachers who teach in schools should be certified. READ MORE
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST