Government looking to reduce law scholarships and allow other sectors more space

The Vanuatu Government has hinted during two official occasions it will reduce law scholarships to provide more room for the productive sector.

During the launching and handing over of the Luganville Wharf, PM Salwai in his speech said more scholarships must be provided to engineers.

The PM also stated “we should look to train more engineers and also have our own people look after and maintain the many infrastructure developments being built”

Salwai continued ‘we need to reduce scholarships awarded to lawyers and increase engineering scholarships to ensure we can design our own plans and have the ability to build this plans as well’

This is not the first time the Vanuatu Government has publicly stated it wants others sectors to be trained more and provided more opportunity’s.

Both the PM and his DPM Natuman, have stated the ‘Government has too many lawyers’ and must look more with the Ministry of Education to allow other sectors priority selections for scholarships.

Natuman is also pushing forward for more scholarships to be awarded to the trading sector and says “more emphasis must be placed on training the productive sector that do generate revenue for Vanuatu”