20 Mar 2008

Samoa's young prefer Samoans over English

2:47 pm on 20 March 2008

An education survey in Samoa has found that Samoan students prefer to read, write and to be instructed in their mother tongue.

The Statistics Department released the findings after canvassing people aged between 15 and 24 years.

It showed that nearly 29,000 in that age group preferred to read in Samoan while only 24,317 preferred to read in English.

In understanding instructions in Samoan, a total of 28,849 could understand the language where as 356 could not.