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Samoa government makes moves to preserve language

AUTAGAVAIA TIPI AUTAGAVAIA: From the education side of the issue, to find out how come the students in Samoa are [getting] very low marks in Samoan language. So they see there is a must now for the Samoan language, not only to be a surviving language, but also to be taught to the students and the children to speak the language.

The principal of Samoa College, Reupena Rimoni, says in school, English remains the main form of communication.
He says at Samoa College students are given the option of taking up Samoan as a subject, but not all students do.
Mr Rimoni says it is not compulsory, and the school leaves it up to parents to decide whether their children take up Samoan as a subject.

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