Article XII

     Section 1.  The State Government shall provide for the protection and promotion of the public health, which may include the traditional practice of medicine.

     Section 2.  The State Government shall provide for public education and schools.  Public elementary education shall be free.  Traditions and customs of the people of this State shall be taught in public schools as provided by law.

     Section 3.  Standards for education for the State of Yap shall be prescribed by law.

Constitutional amendment:  New Section 3 was added by a constitutional amendment adopted by Yap State voters on November 7, 2006 and certified by the Yap State Election Commissioner on November 24, 2006.  The amendment was set forth in Proposal No. 2004-47, D3 of the 2004 Yap Constitutional Convention.