9 Nov 2012

327 miss out on Samoa uni exams after failing to pay fees

11:39 am on 9 November 2012

327 students in Samoa have been left out of sitting their end of the year exams because of unpaid fees.

The vice-chancellor, Le'apai Dr Asofou So'o, says the affected students can sit them next year provided they pay in full their school fees arrears.

The vice-chancellor says the management of the university made the decision because too many chances have been given to parents to pay the fees on time.

He says the university is another family and it needs money to meet all its obligations not only in teaching students but to pay the services such as electricity and power supply not counting other expenses including staff salaries.

Meanwhile, a 10 percent increase in school fees will be imposed in the beginning of next year.