Samoa schools

Samoan schools to remain open

He confirmed this following the announcement of the first positive Covid-19 test result.

In a swift notice, Afamasaga addressed all heads pre-schools, primary, intermediate and colleges across Samoa, to maintain social distancing between students and maintain high levels of hygiene within schools.

Parents are also urged to be on the alert in every possible way, to protect students during these times of uncertainty as the school year ends.

U.S. Embassy shares U.S. election process with Samoan students

The event entailed a three-hour program introducing elections and voting in the United States; an impromptu debate; Questions and Answers, and concluded with a Mock Election.

Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo provided a brief overview of the U.S. elections process and encouraged students to take an interest in learning about the democratic process.

NZHC Samoa continues support for community projects

The recipients are Aana II College, Animal Protection Society, Avele College, Faleapuna School Committee, Gagaemauga Komiti o Atinae, Global Shapers, Goshen Trust, Leifiifi College, Letogo Primary School, Moataa Primary School, Pacific Island Hope Mission, Samoa International Game fishing Association, Samoa Victim Support Group, St Joseph Primary School, Talamua Media, Tanoa Bowling Club, Vaimoso Primary School and Vaisala Women’s Committee.  

Schools in Samoa closed as storms hit much of South Pacific

A tropical disturbance is bringing damaging winds and heavy rain to much of the Pacific, prompting warnings in five countries -- Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu and the southern Cook Islands.

Tuvalu is still reeling from Cyclone Tino last month, where heavy swells washed across most of the country's islands, leaving half the population severely affected.

A forecaster at the Fiji Meteorological Service, Sakeasi Rabitu, said much of the South Pacific could experience damaging weather from a wide band of low-pressure.

Call for Samoa's schools to close during dengue outbreak

Last month, the Ministry of Health said the public shouldn't panic over type two dengue fever found in the country.

Olo told the Samoa Observer after visiting Moto'otua hospital he was alarmed at high numbers of school children who have contracted the virus from other students.

He said the hospital was overcrowded and the government needed to step in and close schools before the situation escalated.

In August the Ministry of Health issued an alert over another dengue fever outbreak involving two suspected deaths.



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Samoa to introduce vocational training in schools

A three-year pilot project between the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, (M.E.S.C.) and the Manukau Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) has been implemented exclusive for them.

The project will develop and introduce a new qualification, Certificate in Technical Skills into secondary schools.

The initiative titled, MIT Pacific Islands Secondary Tertiary Development Project, aims to encourage unresponsive students to stay in the school system longer and further their education through vocational pathways.

US Embassy launches reading books to schools in Samoa

The donation marks the first of the Embassy's 'Faitau = Atamai' book drive for 2017.

The objective of the book drive is to provide additional resources for educators, families and students who need them the most.

The Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture, the Rotary Club of Apia, and Peace Corps are all working together on the project.

The efforts will enable nearly 50 schools around both islands to receive over 25,000 books.

School results in Samoa under scrutiny

Most of the Year 13 students scored zero for their internal assessments which could leave them short of the required marks to be able to enter the National University of Samoa.

Parents have expressed their frustration as a similar problem occurred last year.

Afamasaga Dr Karoline Fuata'i of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture has blamed it on human and computer error.