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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
19 January 2015

 

1.  Report on the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Education report on the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) meeting that was held in Fiji on 1 – 5 December 2014.

The themes of the meeting included: Reaffirming specific areas that guide PILNA; Recording information on interpretation of literacy and numeracy; Format the blueprint of literacy and numeracy assessment; and the search for answers to overcome challenges in literacy and numeracy research.

The meeting agenda included:
A Review of the first Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2012;
The standardisation of guidelines for literacy and numeracy subjects taught in schools, for the 2015 assessment;
Acknowledging and learning from challenges encountered during the 2012 assessment and adjusting where needed in order to improve the 2015 assessment;
Noting areas that were not thoroughly reviewed in the 2012 assessment and to include them in the 2015 assessment;
Group activities by representatives, seeking to identify and improve deficiencies from the 2012 assessment;
Preparations and pathways for both groups – literacy and numeracy – to be revealed for the 2015 assessment and setting exam papers for the Pacific for 2015.

This report indicates that the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture will thoroughly look at the formats of the Pacific assessment for 2012 and also the assessment for 2015 to ensure that both assessments are reflected in the syllabus already set for teachers.

Representatives from across the Pacific participated in the meeting, which was coordinated and funded by the Secretariat of the Pacific Board for Educational Assessment (SPBEA).

Representing Samoa at the meeting were the Ministry of Education’s Leota Valma Galuvao and Faatamali’i Jenny Lauano, and Samoan Language Consultant Ainslie So’o.

Lipoti mo le Fono e Toe Iloilo ai Vaega Manaomia mo le Suega o le Faitautusi ma le Numera a le Pasefika 2015
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Fono e toe Iloilo ai Vaega Manaomia mo le Suega o le Faitautusi ma le Numera i le Pasefika 2015 (PILNA) lea na faia i Fiti i le aso 1 – 5 o Tesema 2014.

O autu o lea fono e aofia ai le Faamautuina o vaega patino e tautai i ai le Suega o le Faitautusi ma le Numera mo Atunuu o le Pasefika mo le 2015; Faamauina malamalamaga i le faauigaina o le faitautusi ma le numera; Faata’atiaga o vaega e suesue i ai fuataga o le faitautusi ma le numera ma le fauina o fesili ma sailiga o tali i faafitauli e suesue ai le faitautusi ma le numera.

O mataupu o le fono e aofia ai:
Toe iloilo le suega muamua o le PILNA o le 2012;
Toe faamanatu ma faamamafa le ‘auga o le suega o le 2012;
Toe faatulaga le alafua i mataupu a’oa’oina a le atunuu po o fetaui ma talafeagai ina ia mafai ona iloa tonu laasaga o le faitautusi ma le numera pe a faatino le suega i le 2015;
Faailoa e sui mai atunuu taitasi le tulaga ma faafitauli i le faafoeina o le suega o le 2012 e fai ma lesona ma fua i ai teuteuga e faaleleia ai le suega o le 2015;
Faamaumau vaega e le i atoatoa ona suesueina i le suega o le 2012 e aofia i totonu o le suega o le 2015;
Vaevae i vaega e lua o le faitautusi ma le numera sui auai mai atunuu o le Pasefika e galulue e toe faaleleia vaega uma o lo o faaletonu mai le suega o le 2012;
Faataatia vaega eseese e suesue i ai le faitautusi ma le numera pe a faatino le suega o le 2015;
Tapena ma fau fesili talafeagai mo vaega na lē aofia ai i suega o le 2012 ina ia faafesootai ma le suega o le a fai i le 2015;
Tapenaina o pepa suega o le faitautusi ma le numera i le Pasefika mo le 2015.

O lo o faailoa foi i lenei lipoti, o le a silasila toto’a ai le Matagaluega i le faataatiaga ua i ai le suega a le Pasefika o le 2012, faapea ma le faatatiaga ua i ai mo le 2015 ina ia mautinoa o lo o aofia ma atagia mai foi i totonu o mataupu a’oa’oina ua mae’a ona faataatia mo le faailoa atu i faiaoga.

O le Ofisa e Iloiloina Aoaoga i le Pasefika i Saute (SPBEA) na faatautaia lea fono, lea na auai sui mai atunuu eseese o le Pasefika.

O sui o Samoa na auai i lea fono e aofia ai Ofisa Lagolago o le Matagaluega o Aoga, Taaloga ma Aganuu, o Leota Valma Galuvao ma Faatamali’i Jenny Lauano faapea le Faufautua o Gagana Samoa, Ainslie So’o.


2.  Internet Services for the National University
Cabinet has approved the three-year contract awarded to Digicel Samoa Ltd for provision of Internet Services for the National University of Samoa.

The tender was advertised for public interest and five companies submitted applications of bids.

An assessment was conducted by the Sub Committee according to the tender bidding document, before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

Auaunaga faainitaneti mo le Univesite Aoao o Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Digicel Samoa mo le faia o Auaunaga Faainitaneti mo le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa mo le tolu tausaga.

Na faasalalauina lenei tauofoga mo le silafia lautele, ma e lima kamupani na tuuina ane a latou tusiofo.

Sa iloiloina nei ofo e le Soa Komiti e tusa ai ma aiaiga i le tusi o tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai le fautuaga mo se faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

3.  SIFA awarded naming rights sponsorship for Samoa Netball Association
Cabinet has awarded the Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA) Naming Rights Sponsorship of $345,000.00 for the Samoa Netball Association’s participation in international tournaments, 2014 – 2015.

The sponsorship by SIFA is due to the fact that netball is popular in Samoa, especially amongst women, and encourages a lifestyle of health and fitness as has been proven with the positive growth and popularity of business house tournaments. This sponsorship will also provide promotional opportunities for SIFA on the international stage.

The benefits to SIFA include:

Promotion through brand tagging on player uniforms;
Promotion at international tournaments;
Promotion through media exposure and Sports Publications.

Lagolago autu le SIFA mo le Au Netipolo a Samoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le avea o le Pulega o Tupe Faavaomalo (SIFA) ma pisinisi autu e lagolagoina le auai atu o le au netipolo a Samoa i ana taaloga faavaomalo mo le tausaga 2014 – 2015.

E $345,000.00 le aofai o le faatupega atoa o lea lagolago.

O mafuaaga o lenei lagolago, ona o le taaloga o le netipolo o se taaloga pito sili ona toatele tamaitai o le atunuu o lo o tausinio ai faatusa i isi taaloga. E tele foi le sao o lenei taaloga i le faaleleia o le soifua maloloina o tamaitai. O le a fesoasoani tele lenei lagolago i le faalauiloaina o le SIFA i le lalolagi, ma ua maitauina le alualu i luma o polokalame mo taamilosaga a ofisa ma pisinisi mo le unaia o lenei taaloga i totonu o Samoa.

O faamanuiaga mo le SIFA e maua mai lenei lagolago e aofia ai:

Faalauiloa o le SIFA e ala i togiga taalo ma isi;
Faalauiloa o le SIFA i taamilosaga faavaomalo;
Faasalalauga faalauiloa i le televise/leitio/uepesite;
Faalauiloa i Lomiga Tau Taaloga.

4. MAF Minister to attend Coconut Community Meeting
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at the Asia and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) meeting in Kochi, India on 2 – 5 February 2015.

Coconuts are important in the economies of Asia Pacific countries through the production of export goods, especially for the production of food and food security.

The meeting will focus on discussions and collaboration on strategies and developments for coconut projects.

Issues noted for discussion will include:

Reaffirming policies and strategies for scientific research for plants in food production and for farming developments;

Research methodology;

Safety programmes for scientific research;

Collaborations with other organisations for the development of coconut projects and farming;

Promotion of methods used by the Government of India for production and preservation of goods made from coconut;

Promotion of principles that guide the production of goods from coconuts, and the importance of adhering to these guidelines for the preservation of these goods.

Samoa’s delegation will be lead by Minister of Agriculture, Afioga Le Mamea Ropati Mualia and Assistant Chief Executive, Afioga Misa Konelio Misa.

Fono Faaletausaga Faatatau mo Atina’e Niu i Asia ma le Pasefika
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i le Fono Faaletausaga Lona 51 a Minisita o lo o i Lalo o le Faalapotopotoga mo Atina’e Niu i Asia ma le Pasefika e faia i le aso 2 – 5 Fepuari 2015 i Kochi, Initia.

O le niu e taua tele mo le unaia o atina’e ma le tamaoaiga o atunuu Asia ma le Pasefika, e ala i oloa e gaosi mai le niu o lo o faapea ona faatauina atu i atunuu o le lalolagi, faapea ma le gaosiina ma le saogalemu o meaai mo le fofoga taumafa.

O le fono lenei, e talanoa ma soalaupule ai fuafuaga ma galuega e atina’e ai le laau o le niu.

O le a faamamafa i le fono mataupu nei:

Faamautu o faiga faavae ma taiala mo suesuega faasaienisi i laau toto mo le fofoga taumafa ma atina’e tau faatoaga;

Talanoa ni metotia e ono fesoasoani i suesuega e pei ona faamoemoe e faatautaia;

Faataatia se polokalame e ono galulue agai ai, aua le saogalemu o nei suesuega faasaienisi;

Galulue faatasi ma isi faalapotopotoga i le atina’eina o le niu ma faatoaga;

Faalauiloa metotia eseese o lo o faaaoga e le Malo o Initia mo le gaosiina ma le taumaluina o ola gaosi mai le niu;

Faalauiloa taiala o lo o lima taitaiina ai le gaosiina o oloa mai le niu, ma le taua o le usitaia o taiala mo le faatumauina o le lelei o oloa gaosi mai le niu.

O le usugafono a Samoa e taitaia e le Minisita o Faatoaga Vaomatua ma Faigafaiva, Afioga Le Mamea Ropati Mualia faatasi ma le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Matagaluega, Afioga Misa Konelio Misa.

5.  Variation works for SCADA SYSTEM
Cabinet has approved the contract to Schneider Electric Ltd. for variation works on the System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA SYSTEM) to integrate the 14 Renewable Energy sites into the SCADA Network.

The SCADA SYSTEM remotely monitors and controls generators in hydro and diesel power stations and substations from the National Control Centre at Fuluasou substation.

The original contract was awarded to Schneider Electric Ltd. for the construction of the system, but variation works were proposed to integrate the system to 14 Renewable Energy sites.

An assessment was conducted by the Tender’s Board before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Faalautele ma le faaleleia o le SCADA SYSTEM
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate mo galuega faaopoopo i le kamupani a le Schneider Electric mo le faalautele ma le faaleleia o le auaunaga i le faiga o le Scada System ina ia fesootai ai Nofoaga e maua mai ai le eletise mai nofoaga e 14 e maua ai le Malosiaga Faafouina.

O lea faiga ua taua o le SCADA System, o se faiga e mata’ituina ma faatonutonu afi i fale eletise e maua mai le vai ma le suauu ma nofoaga laiti e maua mai ai le eletise mai le Nofoaga Faatonutonu Ogatotonu i Fuluasou.

O le kamupani a le Schneider Electric na ulua’i tuuina atu i ai le konekarate mo le fausia o lenei faiga, a e peitai na toe manaomia le fesoota’i o lenei faiga i nofoaga e 14 e maua ai le eletise mai Malosiaga Faafouina.

Na iloiloina lenei talosaga e le Komiti Faatonu ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

6.  Report on MESC projects and developments
Cabinet has approved the report on the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture projects and developments.

These projects were approved by Cabinet:

Examinations and Assessment
The theme of this project is to determine the development of the child’s progress and to acquire information on weaknesses that the teacher has observed and for the child to improve on, in order to achieve better results.

The focus is for the students to select an option in high school for the next step in education. The results from high schools determine the entrance level for students in Year 13 or University.

Included in this report are:
Level of the Samoa Primary Education Literacy Levels (SPELL) Tests for Year 1 & 2 students, and also Year 4 & 6 students; and the Samoa Primary Education Competency Assessment (SPECA) for Year 8 students;

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the Samoa Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams;

Exams for Primary Schools, High Schools, Entry Exams for Samoa College and Avele College.

Science Teachers Accelerated Program – STAP
Science is an important subject in education, but not all high schools are teaching science in their classrooms because of the shortage of teachers specialising in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is another reason why the Ministry is not achieving one of its goals to equally assign teachers to all schools in the country. The lack of qualified science teachers is the reason why fewer students are taking science subjects.

Cabinet has given its approval to award 60 scholarships for teachers who are employed in Government and Mission Colleges to study for a Bachelor of Science.

Professional Standards for Samoa’s Teachers
There are four Standards already put together for this project:

Graduate Teachers Standards;

Registered Teachers Standards;

Master Teachers Standards;

Leadership and Management Standards.

These four standards emphasised the importance of the three levels of professionalism required for a teacher that includes: Professional Knowledge; Professional Practice; Professional Attributes.

Samoan Language Commission
The report from this commission intends to clarify and explain the standard of this project, to be the official commission responsible for advising Government and Cabinet on the appropriate use of the Samoan language.

The Commission was established on 14th October 2014. The Commissioner and members were also elected.

Education Sector
The report by this group reveals the level of work already completed, which includes the progress of reconstruction works on school buildings damaged by Cyclone Evan.

Some of these schools are Lefaga High School, Palalaua College, Leifiifi College and Mulivai Safata Primary School.

Heritage Coordinating Committee
The role of this committee is to enhance coordination  of programmes and projects to safeguard, preserve, transmit and promote Samoa’s heritage in all its forms (natural, tangible, intangible, underwater, movable cultural properties etc).

The committee comprises of heads of Ministries which include the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour, Ministry of Women, Attorney General, National University of Samoa, Samoa Tourism Authority, Samoa Law Reform Commission and Samoa Land Corporation.

National Archives and Records Authority – NARA
This authority focus on collecting important documents from Government Ministries to preserve in their archives for the future.

The group is lead by Afioga Lau Asofou Soo, and includes Afioga Naea Beth Onesemo, Susuga Vaosa Epa, Leota Raymond Schuster, Avalogo Togi Tunupopo and Leauanae Ailao.

The whole purpose of this report is to inform Cabinet of the progress of the implementation of these educational projects and developments.

Lipoti o galuega ma atina’e a le Matagaluega o Aoga
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o galuega tetele ma poloketi o lo o faatino e le Matagaluega o Aoga, Taaloga ma Aganuu.

O nei galuega na mua’i faamaonia e le Kapeneta, ma amata ai ona faagasolo:

Faagasologa o Suega ma Fuataga
O le ‘auga o lenei galuega, o le iloa ai o le alualu i luma o le taumafai o le tamaitiiti ma ia maua foi faamatalaga o vaega e moomia ai le fesoasoani ina ia tulimatai e le faiaoga, ina ia mafai ai ona ausia se tulaga e sili  atu.

O le faamoemoe mo aoga maualuluga, e faatino ai le filifiliga a le tamaitiiti mo le isi laasaga o aoaoga. O iuga o nei suega e faaaoga mo le ulufale atu o le tamaitiiti i le Tausaga 13 po o le Iunivesite.

O lo o faamatala foi i lea vaega o le lipoti:

Tulaga i Suega mo Aoga Tulagalua i le Vasega 1 & 2, Vasega 4 & 6 faapea ma le Vasega 8;

Suega mo Aoga Maualuluga;

Suega mo Aoga Tulagalua, Suega mo Aoga Maualuluga, Suega Ulufale mo le Kolisi o Samoa ma Kolisi o Avele;

Lu’itau ma faafitauli.

Sikolasipi e 60 mo Faiaoga a le Malo ma Aoga a Ekalesia e A’otauina ai i Mataupu Faasaienisi mo Aoga Maualuluga
O le faasaienisi o se tasi o mataupu taua i totonu o aoga, peitai, e le o aoga maualuluga uma o lo o a’oa’oina ai ona o le lē lava o faiaoga e i ai tomai ma agavaa faapitoa i mataupu faasaienisi. O se tasi lea o mafuaaga ogaoga ua le mafai ai e le Matagaluega ona ausia se tasi o ana sini o le faasoa tutusa lea o faiaoga mo aoga uma i totonu o le atunuu. O le to’agaogao o faiaoga mo le faasaienisi i aoga maualuluga ua avea ma mafuaaga ua toaiititi ai fanau aoga ua mafai ona tauaveina mataupu faasaienisi.

O le mafuaaga lea na faamaonia ai e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o avanoa sikolasipi e 60 e a’oa’oina ai faiaoga o lo o faigaluega i Kolisi a le Malo faapea ma Kolisi a Ekalesia mo le sailia o le faailoga Tikeri i le Faasaienisi.

Faatulagaga o Galuega mo Faiaoga
E fa ni faatulagaga na mafai ona tuufaatasia.

Faatulagaga mo Faiaoga Faau’u;

Faatulagaga mo Faiaoga Lesitala;

Faatulagaga mo Faiaoga Taitai;

Faatulagaga mo Pule Aoga.

Ua faatauaina e nei faatulagaga e fa ni agavaa se tolu e ao ona faaaupegaina ai soo se faiaoga. O nei agavaa e aofia ai:
Ia maualuga le Tomai, le Iloa ma le Silafia;
Ia maualuga le agavaa i auala e faatino ai a’oaoga;
Ia maualuga lagona i agatausili.

Komisi o le Gagana Samoa
O lenei galuega tele ua taua i le lipoti, ina ia manino ma malamalama le faatulagaga ua i ai galuega faatino a le Komisi o le Gagana Samoa, ma avea ma Komisi aloaia mo le fautuaina o le Malo ma le Kapeneta e ala i le faamautuina o le faaaogaina o le Gagana Samoa.

Na faatuina le Komisi o le Gagana Samoa i le aso 14 o Oketopa 2014 ma na tofia aloaia ai foi le Komesina ma Sui Auai o le Komisi.

Vaega mo le Faamaopoopoina o le Vaega mo aoaoga;
Ua faailoa i lenei lipoti le tulaga ua oo i ai le faatinoga o galuega a lenei vaega e aofia ai Vaega o lo o Faamaopoopoina le Vaega o Aoaoga; ma le Tulaga ua oo i ai le toe fausiaina o nisi o faleaoga sa faaleagaina i le afa o Eveni.

O nisi o ia faleaoga e aofia ai le Aoga Maualuga a Lefaga ma le Kolisi o Palalaua. O le Kolisi a Leifiifi ma le Aoga Tulagalua a Mulivai Safata o lo o aofia foi i le lisi mo faleaoga toe fausia.

Komiti mo le Vaaia o Measina;
O le tiute o lenei komiti o le faamalosia lea o le mata’itūina o polokalame ma poloketi mo le teumaluina, tausia, faasalalauina ma le faalauiloaina o soo se measina a Samoa (faaleaganuu, meafaitino, sami ma vai, meatotino faaleaganuu e mafai ona feavea’i ma isi).

O lenei komiti e auai faauluuluga o le Matagaluega o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga, Matagaluega o Tupe, Matagaluega o le Vaifafo ma Fefaatauaiga, Matagaluega o Alamanuia ma Leipa, Matagaluega o Tamaitai, Afioaga ma Agafesootai, Ofisa o le Loia Sili, Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa, Pulega o Tagata Tafafao mai Fafo, Komisi o le Toefuataina o Tulafono, Faalapotopotoga o Eleele a Samoa ma le Matagaluega o Aoga Taaloga ma Aganuu.

Vaega o Faamaumauga Taua ma Pepa Aloaia a le Atunuu

O le faamoemoe o lenei vaega, ia aoina mai lea o faamaumauga taua o lo o faapea ona teu e Matagaluega taitasi a le Malo mo le teumaluina mo le lumanai i totonu o lenei nofoaga.

O lenei vaega e taitaifono ai le Afioga Lau Asofou Soo, faatasi ma sui o le Komiti e aofia ai Afioga Naea Beth Onesemo, Susuga Vaosa Epa, Leota Raymond Schuster, Avalogo Togi Tunupopo ma Leauanae Ailao.

O lenei lipoti atoa ua tuufaatasia ina ia faailoa ai i le Kapeneta tulaga ua taunuu i ai le faatinoina o nei galuega uma.

-ENDS

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