The education system is based on New Zealand. It is a
10-year compulsory schooling. The primary school is 6 years
old and the secondary school 7 years old. The National
University of Samoa was established in 1988. Apia also has a
department of the University of the South Pacific (USP), the
Alafua campus, with an emphasis on agricultural sciences. See TOPSCHOOLSINTHEUSA for TOEFL, ACT, SAT testing locations and high school codes in Samoa.