Members of the public disagree with $40 fee

Moana Fepuleai, 58, Faleaseela

The $40.00 tala is very expensive, not all families can afford this amount. The Government should reconsider their decision about this fee and if they still want us to pay then maybe they can lower it to $10.00 per child.

Fepuleai Kolai, 57, Faiaai Savaii and Vaivase

If this $40.00 is to be paid by parents because they have lost the immunisation booklet then sure I support this, because it is the negligence of the parents that triggered the additional fee. However, if this $40.00 is to be paid by all those parents, who do not have any immunisation booklet, especially those who have kids who are 15 years old and over then maybe the Government should lower the fee.

Isha Lealavaa, 22, Afega

I do not agree with this fee. We only have two people working in our family but there are four of us in school, and if we have to pay that amount of money then that is too much for them.

Nanai Faatafuna, 59, Matautu Falelatai

The Samoan people always have that mentality of everything being free, but they should know that we are living in a world where almost everything has a cost. If $40.00 tala is the amount we have to pay, just so our children can have enter a school, then so be it.

Kupita Niutovale, 17, Lalovi Mulifanua

This is a burden for my family, to be honest. Our family lost a child to the measles epidemic and there are lots of children in our family who are still in school. And to hear that we have to pay $40.00 tala for each one of them, just adds to the burden we are facing right now. That $40.00 tala is just too much.

Koreti Tonu'u, 64, Aleisa

$40.00 is just too much for us parents. They should lower their fee cost to $5.00 tala or $10.00 tala. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering a parent of six children will have to go through if they have to pay $40.00 for each child.

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