THE Fiji National University signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with two institutes from Vanuatu yesterday.
The MOU between FNU and the Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) and Vanuatu Rural Development and Training Association (VRDTA) is expected to boost tertiary education for the two countries.
"We live in a Pacific boundary and I believe that we have a lot to learn from each other," VRDTA director Kathy Solomon said.
"The rural people of Vanuatu will benefit so much from this, especially in terms of technical and vocational training."
Ms Solomon said she looked forward to seeing the first graduates within the next two to three years.
"This agreement generally covers collaborative of both institutions, particularly addressing pathways for our students from Vanuatu and for teachers in terms of upgrading and up skilling."