Fighting schools reconcile

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FRIENDS AGAIN: Avele College and Maluafou College yesterday reconciled.

FRIENDS AGAIN: Avele College and Maluafou College yesterday reconciled.

Avele College and Maluafou College yesterday reconciled, after Friday’s brawl which left members of the public nearby shaken and led to the closure of the school yesterday.

The reconciliation took place during a meeting at Maluafou. 

Principal of Avele College, Matafeo Reupena Matafeo, blamed social media for the escalating problem of interschool violence.  “The main course is social media,” said Matafeo. 

Principal of Avele College, Matafeo Reupena and Principal of Maluafou College, Lasi Tavae.

Principal of Avele College, Matafeo Reupena and Principal of Maluafou College, Lasi Tavae.

He said they don’t teach these kinds of things in schools because there are no subjects that involve fighting and violence.

In addressing the students, Matafeo reminded them that the government and church does not intend for them to fight. Instead, they want them to obtain an education so they can help their families.  

Principal of Avele College, Matafeo Reupena and Principal of Maluafou College, Lasi Tavae.
Principal of Avele College, Matafeo Reupena and Principal of Maluafou College, Lasi Tavae.

“We want to see you make it to N.U.S and pass S.S.L.C but we don’t want to see you carrying loads for those Chinese deliveries,” said Matafeo. He said they are looking at meeting up with the cell phones company to find a way to put an end to these pages created by students.

Maluafou Principal, Lasi Tavae, supported Matafeo. “It’s a sickness and we are trying to find a cure to it,” she said.  

Avele Head boy, Mervyn Teueli, told Samoa the Observer that there will be no more fights. 

“This ends today,” said Teueli. 

Falaniko Milovale of Maluafou College during the ava ceremony apologized to the Director of E.F.K.S education, the school principals, and all the teachers. 

“Today is the end of this violence, Avele we are one, we are children of God,” said Milovale. 

As for the violence on Friday, Matafeo said they have left it to the police.

 

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