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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sustainable energy courses will be offered in the first semester of 2021 to support Tonga’s ambitious targets in achieving 70% renewable energy by 2030.
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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
An action plan to ensure Pacific learners and families achieve their educational dreams and aspirations was released today by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa.
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Monday 29 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All students from Early Childhood Education, Classes 1-6, Forms 1-7, and Tertiary level will learn from home on June 30, for a one-day trial organized by the Ministry of Education and Training, using a variety of platforms, including internet, radio, TV and paper-based distance education.
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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around eighty Tongan students studying in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Australia under the Australia Awards Scholarships have had to adjust their normal study routine to cope with CoViD-19 restrictions.
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Monday 13 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian doctor in Tonga warns that it’s too early for children to return to school tomorrow because we do not know for certain if the recent arrivals in Tonga were free of the virus or just had no symptoms. “If they did pass it to people they have contacted, those contacts may still be incubating the disease...To relax these restrictions now risks an outbreak of the disease, with potentially terrible consequences.” he said. There are no CoViD-19 tests here, so Tonga is “flying blind”.
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Wednesday 4 March 2020

Otago, New Zealand
Tongan born academic, Dr Losa Moata‘ane, has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean Pacific at Otago University’s Division of Sciences in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 31 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As 2019 comes to a close, there is hope for a better year in 2020. There is also hope in the long term for a better future for the Kingdom of Tonga, a heavily indebted and aid dependent nation, struggling with an NCD crisis, poverty and an illicit drugs problem - not to mention the impending threat from climate change. Most of Tonga’s future workforce and leaders will be the output of the education system that exists now, an education system that appears to be flawed and broken. By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Queen Salote College Dux Rose Matilda Koloti and the Tupou High School Dux Simaima Uasila’a, received their awards during separate prize giving ceremonies at the the Free Wesleyan Church schools, in Nuku'alofa today. By Linny Folau.
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Friday 18 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s National Qualifications and Accreditation Board (TNQAB) exceeded its authority when it imposed sanctions, while ‘Atenisi had an application for accreditation pending. In a Supreme Court judgment this week, Lord Chief Justice Whitten said that while the Act enables the board to make policies - it cannot create or confer on itself any power, which is not provided for by the Act or which contravene fundamental rights.
Tuesday 24 September 2019

New Delhi, India
On September 24-25, world leaders will attend a United Nations summit in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This will be the first UN summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015. Since then, we have collectively made progress toward a more peaceful, safer, healthier, and more prosperous world. Sadly, however, we are currently on track to miss most of the SDGs and targets related to children – without which the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda can remain only a distant dream.
Thursday 29 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is being taught to Tongan students this week in workshops conducted by Sydney based Japanese artist, Midori Furze, in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 26 August 2019

Pago Pago, American Samoa
Students in American Samoa can now learn from University of Hawaii (UH) lecturers through 3D holograms beamed live into classrooms in real time at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) HoloCampus, in a programme launched last week.
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Wednesday 14 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Transforming education to make it more inclusive and accessible for all youths, was at the forefront of a National Youth Dialogue held in Nuku'alofa, today 14 August. In Tonga, more than one third of the population is under 15-years-old. By Linny Folau.
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Friday 2 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neiafu Government Primary School students won the annual Vava'u Soroban competition held on August 1. Top students will travel to Tongatapu in March next year, for the nationals.
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Friday 28 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighty-two trainees who helped build cyclone relief houses, received their Certificate II in Carpentry on June 28 in Nuku'alofa, after completing seven months on the job training at the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology.
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Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Latai Toluta’u (19) of Tonga Institute of Education is Tonga’s nominee for a two-weeks study tour to Osaka this year, after winning the 10th Japanese Speech Contest open-category on May 8.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
A 21-year-old University of Auckland graduate, Anita Mani, of Tongan and Fiji Indian descent has secured a role with one of the world’s largest technology companies, Microsoft, in Auckland.
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Thursday 11 April 2019

Suva, Fiji
Four in every 10 children in the Pacific Islands are missing out on early learning, disadvantaging them from the start, warns a new UNICEF report. Children in pre-primary education are more than twice as likely to be on track in mastering early literacy and numeracy skills than children missing out on early learning.
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Wednesday 20 February 2019

Lusaka, Zambia
Education gives young people the tools they need – from cognitive and social skills to self-confidence – to succeed throughout their lives. Burgeoning youth populations make delivering high-quality education to all particularly urgent. But success will be possible only with a sharp focus on girls and women. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, speaking in the Pacific islands last October, underscored the added importance of this objective for “women and girls in developing countries.” By Nkandu Luo.
Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Atenisi Institute was unsuccessful in its application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for an interim injunction to restrain the Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board from imposing certain conditions on the independent education provider.

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