28 May 2012

Sope wants Vanuatu MPs with degrees

12:00 pm on 28 May 2012

The leader of Vanuatu's Melanesian Progressive Party, Barak Sope, has called on the Government to allow only candidates with a university education to contest October's elections.

Mr Sope says at independence in 1980, most of the MPs had only completed primary and secondary education, with only five or six having obtained university degrees.

He is quoted in the Daily Post Newspaper as saying that current MPs continue to make wrong decisions because they are not well educated.

Mr Sope graduated from the University of the South Pacific with a Degree in Land and Politics in 1973.