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Friday 7 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Nine Pacific Islander students in New Zealand were among 13 recipients of the Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship to study at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). All of the recipients are the first in their immediate families to attend university and this year five are Tongans.
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Thursday 2 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nearly half a million pa’anga was committed by the Government of Japan on 27 February, to fund three projects aimed to improve the quality of life of people from the grassroots level, and includes the upgrading of a technical course classroom building at Tonga College, installing a flake ice machine with water tanks for ‘Uiha and Felemea in Ha'apai and two new ambulances for 'Eua and Ha'apai.
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Monday 16 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minster, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has relinquished his Education and Training ministerial portfolio to Hon. Penisimani Fifita from today, 16 January 2017. The PM becomes Minister of Internal Affairs in a re-assignment of portfolios that was granted by the King.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wearing colourful floral leis, as well as garlands of sugary lollies more than 300 graduates from three Government Post Secondary and Higher Education Institutes received their certificates and diplomas today, December 7, during a Combined Awards Ceremony, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Friday 2 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two girls excelled in Tonga High School's 2016 academic year, with the Dux awarded to Sela Tupou Patisepa Maka (18) and Proxime Accessit to Kalolaine Launga Fa'anunu (17) at the prize giving ceremony held today, December 2, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'alofa. The Best All Round student was also a girl, Sokapeti Vite. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Duces of three high schools of the Free Wesleyan Church: Tupou College, Tupou High School and Queen Salote College were named at a combined prize giving ceremony on Tuesday, November 29 at the Queen Salote College Hall. Photos by Linny Folau
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Wednesday 9 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank South Pacific Tonga is encouraging schools to join in its annual "Go Green School Clean Up Day 2016" this Friday 11 November 2016. With the message "Rethink, Reuse, Recycle!" the Go Green Campaign pulls together communities to pick up rubbish on their streets, schools and around the area where they live.
Thursday 3 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 22 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today Thursday, November 3, at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel before they take up assignments teaching English in rural village schools in Tongatapu and the outer islands. U.S Ambassador to Tonga Judith Cefkin said that next year marks the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps in Tonga.
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Thursday 27 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day regional training workshop to support school readiness and reading for Pacific children and teachers, is underway in Nuku’alofa this week with 50 participants from eight Pacific Island countries and development partners including practitioners attending. The workshop is part of the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Program funded through the Global Partnership for Education and led by the World Bank.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petitioners who are concerned with the leadership of Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva as Minister for Education and Training, this morning presented a petition to the Speaker of the House Lord Tu’ivakano from a Working Committee of educators. They cite "maladministration, incompetency, destruction or embezzlement of government property" and creating "difficulties with another country".
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Wednesday 28 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Qualification and Accreditation Board (TQAB) today denied that they are recognising the new Certificate in Horticulture awarded by the ‘Eua Island Farmer Field School under the Tonga Rural Innovation Project to 'Eua farmers recently.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six young students who topped a written Soroban examination in Class 3-4 will represent Ha’apai Primary Schools in the National Soroban competition in Nuku’alofa in March next year.
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Monday 25 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for Tonga Police, Defence and airport staff aiming to better coordinate their responses in major operations - whether natural disasters or man-made emergencies - was held from July 20-21, at Police headquarters in Longolongo.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Beijing, China
In 2015 there were 151 Tongan nationals studying in the People’s Republic of China according to the country’s Department of North American & Oceanian Affairs. Of the 151 students in China, 99 were scholarship students.
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Tuesday 7 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-one graduates from the Queen Salote Institute of Nursing and Allied Health received their diplomas and certificates on Friday, 3 June during a graduation ceremony, at the Queen Salote College Hall.
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Thursday 2 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The most serious challenge confronting the Tongan society today is the physical health of our people, HM King Tupou VI said, when he opened the 2016-17 session of parliament this morning, 2 June, in a thoughtful speech that also challenged legislators to educate Tonga's children for global employment, and urged them to engage with all stake holders in the economy and not unilaterally change operating conditions, that may stifle growth.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Facebook
Stoneb Stone comments: Funny thing is that when I see the word 'nationalism' I remember George Speight, a 'nationalist' and the main instigator of the Fiji coup in 2000. And if the Minister is referring to Goodlad and Sirotnik's concept of moral dimension then he's turning a blind eye at how his reforms are being currently carried out in the education ministry as far from being moral.
Wednesday 1 June 2016

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Laluna Kahuna comments: The whole education system in Tonga needs an overhaul. Starting with the hot shots in Ministry of Education, school Principals, teachers etc. Start by sacking all those teachers who do not turn up for school to teach or for lack of teaching, those who physically, mentally and emotionally abuse the students, eating students lunches, having favourites - just to mention a few of the issues wrong with the education here. Tonga's education is still 30-40 years behind the rest of the world.
Thursday 19 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
A new academic programme that will teach Pacific Islands students about climate change adaptation and sustainable energy, is being developed by 15 countries in the region, including Tonga, who are meeting in Nadi this week, with assistance from the European Union.
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
The University of the South Pacific (USP) plans to roll out five-year employment contracts instead of three years, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandler told staff at their first staff forum for the year on 25 April, 2016. The change is one of many the university plans to implement.
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