18 Apr 2007

American Samoan leader stresses education in Flag Day speeech

4:11 pm on 18 April 2007

The American Samoa governor Togiola Tulafono has made a strong commitment to education during his Flag Day address today.

The governor's remarks focused on initiatives by his administration to ensure a happy and prosperous future for the youth of American Samoa.

He said education was at the top of the government's list to properly equip the youth for the future.

The governor also spoke about the need to provide more scholarships for graduate studies in hard-to-fill professions.

"With emphasis in the traditional fields of health, education, social welfare, engineering and financial management. We have come to the realisation that we need to educate and train our own doctors, engineers, lawyers and all other professional jobs."

That is the governor of American Samoa, Togiola Tulafono.