Samoan Government allocates $6 million for private schools

The Samoan Government this week  allocated $6 million Tala for its annual commitment to support and improve the education sector in pre-schools, the private and church operated school system.

“This is a continuing commitment on the part of Government in recognition of the contribution by the churches and private schools to the education of the country,” the Prime Minister told the representatives of church and private school operators.

The funds distribution has been moved to the first half of the year given the suggestions by some schools that the money is needed at the start of the school year.

The allocation of the funds  to schools is  based on the number of students each school has.

The Government financial support started with $50,000 in 1984.

The major church denominations were amongst the pioneers to provide formal education before the establishment of the government education system.

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