21 Jan 2010

Samoa's compulsory education law to become effective soon

11:35 am on 21 January 2010

Samoa's compulsory education law becomes effective next month and will coincide with the government's school fee scheme.

The CEO of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture says parents and guardians will be required under the legislation to ensure that children between 5 and 14 years of age are in school.

Galumalemana Nuufou Petaia says those who do not comply with the law will face a penalty.

5 to 14 year olds under this new law should also no longer be seen before or after school selling goods on the streets day or night.