17 Oct 2013

American Samoa education summit to look at low academic achievement

3:50 pm on 17 October 2013

About 300 delegates are expected to attend the first ever Education Summit in American Samoa, aimed at addressing low academic achievement.

The Education Department says high school graduates are required to take remedial courses when entering college level, and there's a range of other challenges to address.

The three-day summit will begin on Tuesday, and include leaders of all three branches of government, the business community, church and traditional leaders, private organisations and sports associations.

The Governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, says the summit be an exchange of ideas on critical issues faced by the education system.

Government officials say delegates will also attend from Samoa and the United States Department of Interior.