Renewal of the DAEU agreement [fr]
For the 14th year in a row a multi-party partnership allows Vanuatu students to study and pass a diploma to access higher studies.
On March 17th, 2014, the Minister of Education, Mr. Bob Loughman , the Ambassador of France, Mr. Michel Djokovic, the President of the University of New Caledonia (UNC) represented by Professor Guy Agniel , the representative of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Ms. Catherine Pétillon , and the Antoine de Bougainville high school principal, Mrs. Goretti Lunabeck, met at the Ministry of Education to sign the renewal for 2014 and 2015 of the partnership agreement for the preparation to the Diplôme d’Accès aux Études Universitaires / Diploma to access Higher Studies (DAEU).
The DAEU diploma authorizes its holder to register in all French universities. It allows Vanuatu students to enroll at UNC , but also to enroll in the new program “License AES” from the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole that was launched last year in Vanuatu.
Teachers and tutors lecturing in the DAEU program will receive regular trainings provided by UNC, to ensure that students gain all essential skills to enter university.
For 2014, 122 students are enrolled in CPDAEU in Antoine de Bougainville High school and 31 in an in-service training at the AUF. The success of this program is due to the involvement of all parties, the motivation of teachers and to the students’ personal involvement and hard work: in 2013 we saw a 100 % success rate for students passing the DAEU in literature and 67 % success for the DAEU in science, with quite a high proportion of distinctions. Such a high rate of success had never been achieved before.