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Friday 8 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Problematic students in Tonga, including absentees, have increased alarmingly in 2021 compared to 2020, Deputy CEO Ministry of Education, Kalafitoni Latu said during his presentation at the Tonga National Symposium on Illicit Drugs on October 6. “The students that are absent from school are more likely to be vulnerable to the illicit drug problem.” Many come from broken homes and we need to pay attention to these figures, he said.
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Monday 4 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no Commonwealth Vocational University registered in the Kingdom of Tonga, Dr ‘Opeti Pulotu, Chief Executive Officer of Tonga’s National Qualification and Accreditation Board confirmed today, 4 October, after a newspaper in Northern India published graduation claims by an individual.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 Tongan picture books printed on banana paper and 1,540 sorobans were gifted to the Ministry of Education and Training by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today, 27 August.
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Thursday 8 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Children in Ta’anga, ‘Eua, are enjoying their new kindergarten that was rebuilt recently with the help of volunteers from Friends of Tonga, after it was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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Wednesday 2 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new classroom buildings for Takuilau College were commissioned by Australian High Commissioner HE Adrian Morrison today, 2 December.
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Friday 23 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans who want to learn about food safety, how to print tapa, and make jewellery, can now access free online training courses run by Tonga Skills.
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Tuesday 22 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students at GPS Matahau and GPS Fahefa celebrated their new classrooms at commissioning events last Friday, 18 September. They were built under the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) led by MEIDECC and co-funded by the World Bank and the Australian Government.
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Tuesday 15 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students at GPS Nuku’alofa, GPS Hoi, and GPS Talafo’ou, are now enjoying their new classrooms that were opened recently. The classrooms were repaired and reconstructed after they were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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Monday 14 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An agreement to improve training and employment opportunities for students at the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology (TIST) was signed with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) on 4 September, in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Free online training videos were launched by Tonga Skills on 8 July, teaching tapa printing, product design and food safety skills.
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Tuesday 30 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today’s home school trial was deemed a success by some primary, secondary, and tertiary students from the Tu’atakilangi area of Tongatapu using the radio, TV, and internet.
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Tuesday 23 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A payment program to help alleviate financial constraints many poor and vulnerable households are facing to keep their children in school, was launched today in Nuku’alofa. Payment will be made to 1,162 Tongan households to support over 2,000 secondary students through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program.
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Thursday 11 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Fua’amotu Government Primary School (GPS) classroom building upgraded by the Government of Japan was handed over by Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Kamada Yasuhiko, on 11 June.
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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A professional development program for teachers established by the Ministry of Education earlier this year is helping to rebuild Tonga’s education system, aligning it to local, regional and international codes of teaching standards and achieving better learning outcomes.
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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will pay the second term school fees for all students in government and non-government secondary schools from Forms 1 to 7, through the government’s Education CoViD-19 Relief Assistance.
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Thursday 30 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building costing $200,000 pa'anga for the Government Primary School at Ha’alalo was commissioned by the Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni and the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Tetsuya Ishii on Thursday 23 April.
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Thursday 19 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All secondary schools in Tonga will add an extra hour to their daily timetable to prepare for a possible school shutdown, amid the COVID-19 global outbreak, the Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni said today, 19 March. The Secondary Schools Inter-college Sports event due to be held in April has been postponed to November.
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Tuesday 3 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Opeti Pulotu from Vava'u was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board (TNQAB) effective from 21 February 2020.
Monday 10 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The special nature of early childhood education such as learning through play needs more advocacy, say educators, as 10 new government preschools opened across Tonga today, with the Minister for Education and Training, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni officially opening one at the Veitongo Government Primary School (GPS) to mark the first preschool day.
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Friday 17 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Disappointing results for Tonga's national exams in 2019, with a very low pass rate, has stung the Ministry of Education and Training to look at ways of improving students performances in the future. "We recognize there is a problem and we are outlining our plan to try and solve this issue,” said the Minister for Education and Training, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni this week. However, the outcomes would not be immediate but in the long run.
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