10 Jul 2017

Vanuatu stress on farming skills ahead of the keyboard

3:05 pm on 10 July 2017
Vanuatu Agricultural Students

Vanuatu Agricultural Students Photo: Vanuatu Daily Post

Vanuatu's Agriculture College on Santo Island has challenged students to show their interest to learn to till the land before they learn to use the computer.

A spokesman for the College said the majority of students in Year 10 junior secondary schools and senior secondary schools believe the first thing to learn was to use a computer.

But the spokesman said an appreciation of tilling the land is essential for survival because everyone had eat to live.

He said knowing how to use the computer was important but that students have to know how to farm the land because in Vanuatu everyone had a plot of land.