IELTS Testing Centres in Vanuatu
In total, there is one test location in Vanuatu that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.
There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.
Port Vila, Vanuatu
University of Auckland – Port Vila
Street Address: To be held at, The University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus, Port Vila
Telephone Number: +64 9 919 7666/ +64 9 919 7695 ext 217
Contact Email: [email protected]
Website URL: www.ela.auckland.ac.nz/course-welcome_to_ielts_at_the_ela-5
List of cities in Vanuatu where you can take the IELTS tests
According to the constitution of July 30, 1980 (with amendments), Vanuatu is a parliamentary republic in the Commonwealth. Head of state with predominantly representative tasks is the president, who is elected jointly by parliament and the chairmen of the provincial parliaments for a period of five years. Legislation lies with Parliament (52 members, elected for 4 years). It elects the prime minister, who appoints the cabinet. The National Council of Chiefs has an advisory role.
The national flag is based on the party colors of the Vanua’aku Pati and was adopted with independence. A lying, black-lined yellow Y divides the flag; it symbolizes the distribution of the islands in the sea. The resulting fields are red at the top, green at the bottom and the triangle created on the leech black. Yellow palm fronds cross each other in the triangle, surrounded by the yellow tusk of a boar. Red is supposed to symbolize the blood of the ritually slaughtered pigs and the unity of the population, green the islands, black the fertile earth and yellow the sunshine. The boar tooth stands for prosperity and is a symbol of the importance of the pig in traditional rites.
The coat of arms was adopted with independence in 1980. It shows a Melanesian chief standing in front of a mountain, as a symbol that the entire land is owned by the indigenous residents (with a few exceptions, foreigners are not allowed to own any land). The mountain also symbolizes the name of the state (“land that rises from the sea”). Behind the chief, two palm fronds cross within a boar’s tooth. Underneath is a tape with the motto “Long God yumi stanap” (We rise to God).
The national holiday is July 30th. It commemorates independence in 1980. Check shoefrantics to see Vanuatu As a Tourist Country.
Influential parties are the Union of Moderate Parties (French Union des Partis Modérés, UMP / UPM, founded 1980), the Vanua’aku Pati (VP, founded 1972), the Land and Justice Party (LJP, founded 2010), the National United Party (NUP, founded in 1991), the Iauko Group (IG, founded in 2012) and the Reunification Movement for Change (RMC, founded under a different name in 2012).
The island nation has no armed forces. There is only one paramilitary police force of around 300 men.
Vanuatu is divided into 6 provinces with their own parliaments and governments.
The legal system is based on English and French law, laws of the Parliament of Vanuatu and common law. The court system consists of island and magistrate courts, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. The Chief Justice, chairman of the Supreme Court, is appointed by the President after consulting the Prime Minister and the opposition leader. The Supreme Court includes three other judges appointed by the President on the recommendation of an appropriate commission.
School attendance is compulsory from 6 to 11 years of age for the six-year primary schools. Tuition in state schools is free of charge, and the languages of instruction are English and French. Primary school enrollment rates are high (over 96%). Since secondary schools are not available nationwide and high school fees are sometimes charged, only a small proportion of young people attend secondary school (two-tier: 4 and 3 years). In Port Vila there is a university center of the University of the South Pacific (USP).
Press: All publications appear in Port Vila. Daily newspapers are the “Port Vila Presse” (founded in 2000), which is published in English and French, and the “Vanuatu Daily Post” (in English). In addition to a number of other publications, the most important weekly in English, Bislama and French is the government’s own “Vanuatu Weekly” (founded in 1980).
The Pacific news agency Pacnews (founded 1987) has been based in Vanuatu since 1994.
Broadcasting: Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corp. founded in 1992. (VBTC) operates the state-run “Radio Vanuatu” (founded in 1966; broadcasts in English, Bislama and French) and the state-run television company “Television Blong Vanuatu” (founded in 1993).