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Sunday 5 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The failure of hundreds of Form 5, 6 and 7 students in their 2016 end of the year examination was one of several controversial issues that the Tongan Parliament heard when it opened for its 2017 session last week on Monday, 30 January. The Popua Park earthworks and Pacific Games infrastructure delays were other hot issues.
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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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Thursday 25 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another one-day meeting called by the Prime Minister this time to explain to parliamentarians and others the major changes in Tonga's education system and in particular the reasons why Standardization Marks will be replaced by Raw Marks in Tongan schools was held this afternoon, Thursday 25 August at Kalofiama ‘o Epworth Hall. "We feel there are still doubts and concerns, and that is why this meeting was called," the PM said.
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Wednesday 15 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva promised parliament, yesterday June 14, that Government will host a meeting to explain his decision for Tongan schools to replace Standardized Marks with Raw Marks, and that all Tongans will be invited to attend. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 6 June 2016
Niuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims about the weaknesses or failures of the old education system are not based on any research or valid evidence, rather it is based on personal perceptions. The latest change to the internal assessment again is a clear example of the ad hoc changes that are taking place where the claim against the evil of internal assessment is unfounded and not based on any valid evidence. - Dr. Visesio Pongi
Saturday 4 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s empty rhetorics on educational reform is a cover-up for his nepotism schemes. First, he hired his own son as Personal Assistant. Then he created the false alarm with the examination computer system in the Education Department to facilitate hiring his other son and partner’s computer company.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This is an opportune time for us to build education in Tonga based on what we have learned from the great teachers and leaders of the Ministry of Education and the different schools in the past. We must improve education, not destroy it. - Dr Sitiveni Halapua.
Monday 30 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Education System is “bad”, Tonga’s Minister of Education and Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a gathering at the Loumaile Lodge Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 26 May.
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Friday 15 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Calling the introduction of Raw Marks “a National Crisis”, Tonga’s Exams and Assessment Unit (EAU) has made three recommendations and alerted the Ministry of Education that consultations with all its divisions and stakeholders are vital.
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Monday 21 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Confusion over the credibility of final examination marks for Tonga’s Form 5, 6, and 7 students at the end of 2015 school year is a matter of great concern for Tonga. After receiving their end of the year school examination results, Tonga's Form 5, 6 and 7 students are facing the difficulties that their marks are not recognized by some higher education institutions in Tonga and overseas. By Pesi Fonua
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