SITA assisting students with Online Learning during COVID 19 SOE

To assist the Education sector, a team of SITA members developed an E-learning platform intended for children, to enable continued learning while staying at home.

SITA said it is pleased to announce that Avele College through their principal Afioga Matafeo Reupena Matafeo, has agreed to pilot the platform.

There are other schools already in the pipeline to come on board when other digital preparations from their end are completed.

Friday, 24 April 2020 marked another milestone by SITA for the launching of its E-learning platform to start with Avele College.

Samoa’s first responders’ children to receive scholarship grants soon

The grants are the brainchild of two kind Samaritans living in St. George Utah, USA.

Faalogo Situtuila Sissy Vuki and her husband Tupuola Sione Heleti Vuki have garnered support from families, friends, business partners and St. George general community to raise US$10,000 dollars in scholarship funds and school materials for Samoan first responders’ children that are students.

French high school student arrested after shooting principal, two others, police say

The armed 17-year-old was arrested after the shooting, which happened at the Alexis de Tocqueville school in the town of Grasse, about 40 kilometres from the southern city of Nice.

Samoan students lucky to be in Fiji

Fiji Times reports the first year students are sponsored by the Australian government through AusAid.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Victoria Faletutulu said the orientation program helped them a lot because most of them were first time travelers abroad.

"Back home, we don't have many choices to choose from after leaving high school and the foundation program offered at the Samoa National University," Ms Faletutulu said.

"To be here in USP, we're lucky because there is a wide variety of programs to choose from."

Samoan businesswoman offers scholarships to students

The scholarships worth more than $12,000 tala have been provided by Australian-based Samoan businesswoman, Ivona Tuaimau-Latu.

Tuaimau-Latu runs a company called PELE Resolutions Facilitators that develops and facilitates mental health recovery projects.

“I was born and raised in Samoa until I was 16, and fortunately I was able to move to New Zealand and then later to Australia. Every time I go to Samoa its heart wrenching for me to see these poor kids selling products late into the night,” Tuaimau-Latu said.

Goroka campus on lock down as student factions riot

Reliable sources at the University of Goroka campus told Loop PNG that the fight broke among the faction of Chimbu/Goroka students and the Western Highlands/Enga students.

The source who wanted to remain unanimous because of safety reasons said the disagreement between the students started on Saturday where students attending their inservice training agreed to resume classes today but this did not go down well with other students.

Currently, the main gate at the campus is closed as people are gathering at the gates.

Fiamalamalama students learn more about climate change at SPREP

Almost 20 students and teachers were given a presentation on Climate Change by Salesa Nihmei, SPREP's Meteorology and Climate Officer, and Christina Leala-Gale, Project Manager for the Finland Pacific Project.