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Sex ed should be part of health education in school | Samoa News


LBJ Medical Center’s program manager for the Family Planning clinic believes sex education, incorporated in health education, should be part of the public school curriculum.

via Sex ed should be part of health education in school | Samoa News.

DOE Director assesses current condition of education


“The Department of Education is currently unable to systematically function to provide quality services for the children of American Samoa,” admitted DOE Director Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin Finau at the Governor’s Education Summit yesterday.

via DOE Director assesses current condition of education | Samoa News.

Samoa Head of State invited to speak at education conference


Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has sent an official invitation to Samoa’s Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, to be a special keynote speaker on the subject of the revival of the Samoan language during the 2013 American Samoa Education Conference set for Oct. 21-24 at the Governor Rex Lee Auditorium.

via Samoa Head of State invited to speak at education conference | Samoa News.

Concern in Marshall Islands over progress on health and education


The latest report from the US Congress’ audit agency has concluded that both the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia have failed to show any progress towards health and education goals.

via Concern in Marshall Islands over progress on health and education | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia.

Controversy erupts over DOE travel to Samoa


Director of Education Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin-Finau vehemently denies that three staff members from the DOE main office were issued Travel Authorization (TA) Forms signed by her, as ‘gifts’ for being “Employee of the Month.”

via Controversy erupts over DOE travel to Samoa | Samoa News.

15 young people ready for internship placement


Youth Challenge Vanuatu is looking for community organizations and businesses to help us develop the next generation of employees and leaders in Vanuatu and host 15 young people from the Future Leaders Program for 8-week work experience placements.

via 15 young people ready for internship placement | Vanuatu Daily Post.

Two American Samoan Women Receive PREL Scholarships


Two Samoan women have been chosen to receive the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) Pacific Teacher Scholarship award. Tala Ropeti and Tonya Tuigamala were among seven finalists chosen, and there are also recipients from Phonpei, Palau and CNMI. PREL was established more than 20 years ago, and has worked across a substantial part of the education spectrum.

via TWO AMERICAN SAMOAN WOMEN RECEIVE PREL SCHOLARSHIPS | Samoa News.

Five ni-Vans to get China scholarship


The China Scholarship Council has just finished its selection procedure and five Ni-Vanuatu applicants have qualified to start higher education courses in China from this September, funded by the Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme.

The successful applicants are: Wilford Patunvanu (Master Degree Program in

via Five ni-Vans to get China scholarship | Vanuatu Daily Post.

NZDF infrastructure work in Kiribati to bolster education system


Improvements to the Kiribati Teachers College, as part of this years Pacific Partnership mission, are expected to allow more teachers from the outer-islands to receive training.

The Pacific Partnership undertakes regular missions in the Pacific and Asia area to build up understanding, and national capacities to deal with natural disaster.

via NZDF infrastructure work in Kiribati to bolster education system.

Scholarship open to UOG business majors


Juniors and seniors enrolled in the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration are invited to apply for the Guam Chamber of Commerce Dave J. Santos Scholarship.

This scholarship is made available to outstanding business majors of the University of Guam, who evidence the knowledge and desire to excel as entrepreneurs on Guam upon attaining an undergraduate degree from UOG’s School of Business and Public Administration.

via Scholarship open to UOG business majors | Pacific Daily News | guampdn.com.