American Samoa Public school

American Samoa public school quality under attack

The chairman of the House Education Committee, Representative Tu'umolimoli Moliga, who used to be a teacher, said it does not matter what degrees a teacher has, if they are not getting the encouragement and motivation they deserve, their commitment falters.

The Manu'a Faipule, Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr, said the Department of Education's recent Math-in-Art and Science Fair Competitions saw private school students take the top 3 places.

The director of education, Dr Matagi Tofia, confirms that statistics show government schools are way below the required standards.