The Vice chancellor of the National University of Samoa is urging students of the University to take a chance and serve in Samoa after tertiary studies.

This came after Vice Chancellor and Presdident, Fui Leapai Ilaoa Asofou Soo addressed the quick rise of student intake at the School of Medicine of N.U.S.

Since 2015, the School of Medicine has been rising in the total number of students enrolling to study in Samoa.

This year, the number has spiked to 14 total students. Three of which are international.

“Its only a matter of time before our accreditation comes through and with that comes its own challenges,” Fui says.

“It’s one thing to teach our students and ensure they are qualified to work here and abroad but its another to try and convince them to stay here in Samoa and serve,” he added.

His call on students to ensure they stay and serve Samoa remains. He says it is imperative that they are able to give back after graduation. It’s one reason why the accreditation of S.o.M has taken a slow progress.

The School of Medicine programme is a six year course, with the first three years dedicated to pre clinic training and the final three in practical learning environment.