9 Jan 2015

Samoa's PM warns students ahead of scholarships

6:53 pm on 9 January 2015

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilae'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has told scholarship students at a farewell event that they will face consequences on their return if they misbehave while overseas.

Speaking at an annual farewell ceremony for the students who are heading to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, Tuilae'epa says alcohol is a major problem for students undertaking studies, especially in Fiji.

He told the students the government has zero tolerance for misbehaviour while overseas, and those who do not follow the rules may be brought back to Samoa.

He says previous incidents of misbehaviour have brought much embarassment to parents and the government.