Thirty-six students were awarded certificates after a six-month course in Library Studies at the University of the South Pacific, Alafua on Friday.
The students are now ready to work as School Library Assistants in schools around the country.
One of the graduates who participated in the six month course, Leejado Pulenu’u of Samatu, said, “I found it very interesting."
“To be honest, it wasn’t easy but I always tried my best.”
“The course really helps us to develop our skills and how to handle young children in classrooms."
“As well as learning to read and write, they should enjoy books, rhymes, songs and stories."
Moreover she said, “It is vital to get the approach right for young children.”
“We all understand that teaching young children can be challenging, especially if you haven't done any training for the early years in a classroom."
“As a matter of fact, if we don’t understand the age group, we will not be successful."
“From this course, we now understand what to expect from the children and how to make sure that what we do in class reflects what level they are at."
“And now, we are looking forward to working hard for Samoa especially in developing our young ones in the classrooms."
“This is not the end; we’ll continue to look for opportunities in the future to further our studies if any doors open for us.”