Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Franco Roddie. Photo credit. OPMC.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Franco Roddie. Photo credit. OPMC.

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) assures parents and relatives that its sponsored students studying in Vanuatu are all safe amidst cyclone Pam’s devastation.

In a paid message broadcasted through the national airwaves, MEHRD says all SIG students in Emalus are confirmed safe.

It says the Vanuatu Solomon Islands students Association executive has assured ministry officials that our students are safe despite the country was badly battered by cyclone Pam.

The Government urges parents and guidance to contact the students and inform the Ministry of Education if any urgent issue is to be dealt with.

Meanwhile, the office of the Parliamentary Opposition has sent its condolence message to the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, communities and families of the victims of Cyclone Pam today.

The leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Hon. Jeremiah Manele says, it is with great sympathy to learn about the devastation and loss of lives caused by Cyclone Pam to the people and communities of Vanuatu over the last couple of days.

Mr Manele says his Parliamentary Office has truly shared its sincere condolences to Vanuatu Government and its people, especially to the communities, families and relatives who have lost their loved ones during the tragic disaster posed by the cyclone.

Hon. Manele assures Vanuatu’s Prime Minister that the Parliamentary Opposition prayers and thoughts are with Vanuatu during the disaster.

Mr Manele is optimistic that through the spirit of tolerance and perseverance and support from regional and international
stakeholders, Vanuatu will be able to recover from the tragedy.

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