15 Jul 2010

American Samoa communiity college no longer on probation

6:33 pm on 15 July 2010

The American Samoa Community College has been moved from probation to a warning status.

The move by the accreditation body for United States schools and colleges, means the school's status has improved since the accreditation team's last visit in April.

The school has been on probation for the last two years and the warning status is the least serious of the three-levels of sanctions that can be imposed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

The Commission says it would not renew the college's accreditation until it addressed 11 recommendations.

The college has so far fulfilled seven of those and has made major progress on two more.

A college spokesperson, Dr Kathleen Kolhoff, says it will send a follow-up report on the four remaining issues by the 1st of October.