Thousands of college students in Samoa will be sitting the Pacific senior secondary certificate or PSSC examination for the last time next week.
The Ministry of Education will start to localize the same exam under a new name next year.
The PSSC papers has been set by the South Pacific Board for Education Assessment since 1980 but Samoa's ministry of education's acting chief executive officer, Doreen Tuala Roebeck says localizing the exam next year will go hand in hand with the National University of Samoa's foundation programme.
She says exam administrators have undergone a number of workshops to make sure they are confident of the change.
Additional staff for the ministry has been approved by the Public service commission to start preparation before the new development will kick off next year.
The exam will be called Samoa senior certificate exam or SSC.