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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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Friday 25 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new building for Fasi moe Afi Kindergarten run by the Free Wesleyan Church was handed over on January 22 from the Government of Japan.
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Friday 14 December 2018

Suva, Fiji
Water is a critical resource and USP is committed to ensuring that it is managed in a sustained manner for the benefit of the Pacific people, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra said this week on signing an MOU with Australia's Griffith University to establish a Pacific Water Centre at USP.
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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The University of the South Pacific-Tonga campus welcomed HM King Tupou VI for the commissioning of their new Kukū Kaunaka Collection of academic theses by Tongan scholars, in a closed event on November 14. In a statement, USP said: “It was indeed a most humbling and significant event as Tonga USP staff marked the 50th anniversary of the USP service in the region and in Tonga.”
Tuesday 11 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Students in most Pacific Island Countries and Territories face violence in and around the classroom at a much higher rate than the global average, said UNICEF after releasing a new report ‘An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools’, as part of a global campaign on 6 September.
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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tongatapu, Tonga
Thousands of Class 3, 4 and 5 primary school students in Tongatapu competed in district soroban competitions last Thursday 23 August 2018.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New computer programmes, including a braille docking station worth over $12,000, will help visually impaired students with their studies at Tupou Tertiary Institute (TTI) in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 14 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Professor Pal Ahluwalia is the new Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, starting in November this year.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nadi, Fiji
The Prime Minister of Fiji, Rear Admiral (Ret.), Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) on 20 February at the Sheraton Resort, Nadi, Fiji, attended by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Rgt. Hon. Patricia Scotland and Helen Clarke.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 3,000 Class Six students from 115 primary schools throughout Tonga completed this year’s Tonga Secondary School Entrance Examination yesterday Wednesday, 4 October.
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Friday 22 September 2017

Seattle, USA
A Tongan born teacher in the United States, Lynette Suliana Sikahema Finau of Arizona, will be distinguished with the “Excellence in Education Award” at the annual Community Voice Awards in Seattle.
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Friday 22 September 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Addressing a way forward for early childhood education was the focus of the first Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference held on September 19-21 on Denarau Island, Nadi.
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Friday 1 September 2017

Suva, Fiji
‘The Beginning of Life’ a documentary focused on giving children the best possible start to life and reinforcing the proverb "it takes a village to raise a child", screened for the first time in the Pacific region on August 30, in Suva, Fiji.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan public servants are in Japan on scholarships this month, organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as part of the Pacific Leader’s Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADS Program), funded by the Japan Government.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-one Tongans received admission letters from the Chinese Government confirming their scholarships to study at Chinese universities, at the award ceremony on 15 August at Kahana Resort. They are expected to arrive in China prior to 8 September to begin learning the Chinese language before commencing their studies.
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Friday 30 June 2017

Beijing, China
Nine Tongan students on study scholarships in China successfully completed their degrees this month. The students graduated from universities in Beijing, Shandong, Jianxi, Wuhan and Jilin with Masters degrees and Bachelor degrees.
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Monday 29 May 2017

Majuro, Marshall Islands
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Convention, which legally embeds the university in member countries, was signed by eight country governments including Tonga at the USP’s 84th council meeting in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands on 25 May.
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Tuesday 9 May 2017

California, USA
California State University Northridge (CSUN) has awarded a rare scholarly recognition (Wolfson Scholar) to a 21-year-old Tongan student, Angelina Finau from Los Angeles. To be a Wolfson Scholar, a CSUN student must not only have an exceptional academic record, but also must have made a significant contribution to the University and community.
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Thursday 4 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan women are using their cultural values and upbringing as a framework to build strong leadership in their workplaces, according to a new study from Massey University. Seluvaia Malua-Paea says leadership is about igniting the light in others and strength isn’t necessarily about being dominant.
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