2 Aug 2016

Well known Vanuatu college marks 50 years

10:24 am on 2 August 2016
Vanuatu's Malapoa College celebrations

Vanuatu's Malapoa College celebrations Photo: RNZI/Len Garae

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai today launched the golden jubilee of one of the country's most prominent schools.

Malapoa College in Port Vila began its life in 1966 as the British Secondary School, or BSS.

Back then the college was reserved for expats and the staff of the colonial government but four of the country's prime ministers and scores of other prominent leaders were educated there.

As part of the celebrations more than 1,000 former students marched through Port Vila today.

Vanuatu's Malapoa College celebration

Vanuatu's Malapoa College celebration Photo: RNZI/ Heather Maraki

Mr Salwai congratulated the former students for their contributions to the political, economic and social developments of Vanuatu.