Samoa College students get 100% pass mark

Samoa College principal, Reupena Rimoni, has praised their 2018 Year 12 students for achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in their 2018 School Certificate examinations.

He said the college is entering new ground after all their 162 Year 12 students last year passed the examinations and went on to Year 13, thrilling staff with their academic excellence and making them proud.

“It’s something that hasn’t happened before, specifically to Samoa College students, and so it feels so good when all your efforts go too,” he said.

The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) 2018 examination also had a passing rate for Samoa College Year 13 students, and they didn’t do too bade either. 

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“The passing rate for the SSLC students is still the same, raw marks are 97 to 98 and we had 153 students to sit the exam and there were only four students who weren’t able to make it,” Mr. Rimoni added.

The principal acknowledged the strong support of the school board and parents as he believes teachers are not alone in that area of responsibility.

“It hasn’t been just the teachers but also the parents’ support,” he added.

Mr. Rimoni said the school board had challenges, in terms of finance, but he was grateful for the unwavering support.

“The board had played their part really well and I’m thankful I got to depend on them, and they have never given up, although we had financial issues sometimes. But work has paid off from these amazing results,” he added.

Mr. Rimoni said he is looking forward to maintaining the results in the coming years.

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