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Tuesday 31 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The New Zealand government has announced that it will contribute $NZ14 million toward the Tonga Education Support Program (TESP).

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Wednesday 6 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s top teenage athletics from four island groups will line up tomorrow for the national Inter …– College Sports 2005, with three days of track and field events at the Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa from April 7-9.
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Monday 7 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Ministry of Education does not recognise the degree held by Parliamentary candidate ‘Etuate Lavulavu, and has today warned the public to beware of “bogus” degrees offered by unrecognised institutions.
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Wednesday 2 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today is the beginning of the 2005 school year for all the Tongan Government’s primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutions.
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Monday 24 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Hon. Dr Tevita Hala Palefau (47), today took up his post as Tonga’s new Minister of Education.
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Friday 3 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 407 students from three Tonga Government Tertiary Institutes were awarded Certificates and Diplomas on Wednesday, November 1, by HM Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho.
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Monday 29 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-Seven girls graduated last Friday evening, November 26 from the Saint Joseph Business College. During the Graduation Ceremony at the Patelesio and Sir Sofele Kakala Hall, ‘Apifo’ou, Ma’ufanga the 57 graduates were awarded with certificates in Computer and Secretarial Studies by the guest of honour, Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki.
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Tuesday 23 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The German Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Eric Riedler, presented a gift of 800 copies of the new book Songs and Poems of Queen Salote to principals of all schools in Tongatapu on November 22, during a function hosted by the German Consulate at the Queen Salote College Hall .
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Monday 15 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ‘Atenisi University prides itself on being different, and for this year’s graduation, on Friday November 12, it was a rare occasion for a brother and a sister to become the dudes.
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Tuesday 19 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After four years of studying in temporary classrooms, Tonga High School students will return to their home on 8 March, 2005.
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Thursday 7 October 2004
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The two day Secondary Entrance Examination for Class Six of the Government’s Primary Schools finished on October 6 with 3/191 students sitting throughout Tonga.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The compilation of the first Tongan monolingual dictionary is expected to be completed by 2007.
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Thursday 19 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Baron Vaea of Houma will today officially open three classrooms and a staff quarter for Houma Government Primary School, which is funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
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Wednesday 16 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The founder and the director of ‘Atenisi Institute ‘Ilaisa Futa-‘I-Ha’angana Helu is celebrating his 70th birthday this week with a seminar held at the Institute in his honour.
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Thursday 3 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Education donors from around the world took part in a Joint Government of Tonga and Aid Donor Education Conference in Nuku’alofa from May 31- June 3.
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Wednesday 10 March 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
A funding crisis has led to the cancellation of the new 2004 school program planned by the ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal Institute, also known as the UNITEC Tonga Royal Institute UTRI. Dr Makafalani Tatafu, the director, said that the Institute would not be able to offer the Foundation Level Form 7 and the technical courses that he announced in December 2003, in affiliation with UNITEC New Zealand.
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Friday 19 December 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The hundreds of Tongan school leavers who finish Form 5 every year with no prospects or getting a job, will in 2004 be given the chance to continue with their studies and learn a skill. Starting in February, the newly established ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal Institute (UTRI) will offer Form 5 level English graduates the opportunity to either study Foundation Level, Form 7, or to take a technical course at the Institute.
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Reconstruction of Tonga High School started on October 9, three years after a fire destroyed over $3 million pa’’anga worth of classrooms and equipment at the kingdom’s leading secondary school. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A computer studies program was first introduced to Tonga by the Tonga Defence Service during the early 1980s under a strategic plan to fight Tonga’s arch enemy, unemployment and an unskilled work force. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
While finding Tongan computer teachers is a problem for most Tongan Secondary Schools offering a computer studies program, Queen Salote College had its prayers answered when Pulu ‘Anau turned up at the school in early 1999, looking for a job. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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