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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.
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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