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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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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only 27% of the 1,970 registered Form Five students passed the Tonga School Certificate (TSC) last year, the Ministry of Education and Training announced, releasing the 2019 results to schools on 13 January.
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Thursday 12 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secondary School Entrance Exam results for class six students this year have revealed that Government Primary Schools (GPS) and church primary schools are struggling, with less than 50% of students passing key national examinations. Less than half passed English and Mathematics, while over half passed Tongan studies (Lea Faka-Tonga) and Science. Remedies suggested include investing in teachers, expanding kindergartens, encouraging families to make sure children eat breakfast to enhance concentration; and promoting reading at home.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Children with specific learning needs will be helped with early literacy skills development using Tongan language alphabet flashcards developed for the schools they attend. Funded by by Australia's Direct Aid Program, 400 packs of flashcards were printed for distribution under the Ministry of Education's Inclusive Education programmes.
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Wednesday 1 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Research Association (TRA) is calling for academic papers or stories based around the subject of ‘Langafonua’ or ‘community’ in any area of Tongan studies, with abstracts due by 31 May 2019.
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Friday 25 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Claude Tupou, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Education and Training had his Contract of Employment terminated.
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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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Thursday 29 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School Head Girl, Fugalaau Elizabeth 'Amanaki Mafi, was awarded Dux at the prize-giving ceremony by the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, today, 29 November.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform.
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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Suva, Fiji
Around 14,000 Tongan students will be able to return to school soon with new emergency education supplies provided by UNICEF in partnership with the NZ Defence Force, after Cyclone Gita damaged around 129 classrooms in 83 primary and secondary schools in southern Tonga last week.
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Tuesday 31 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen students from the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), received scholarships from the Tonga Development Bank CEO, Leta Havea-Kami on Monday October 30.
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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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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Repeating form four three times unable to read properly until form six in Tonga, Palatasa Havea has developed into an academic achieving a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a PhD in food science.
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Monday 16 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minster, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has relinquished his Education and Training ministerial portfolio to Hon. Penisimani Fifita from today, 16 January 2017. The PM becomes Minister of Internal Affairs in a re-assignment of portfolios that was granted by the King.
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Thursday 22 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga-China Student Alumni Association was formally launched by Prince Ata on December 21 at the Kahana Restaurant in Nuku'alofa, with a dinner for Tongan alumni who studied in China.
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Saturday 25 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $46m Budget allocation of the Ministry of Education and Training, the biggest in the 2016-2017 National Budget, stirred up the most heated debate so far in this year’s parliamentary budget debate. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 6 June 2016
Niuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims about the weaknesses or failures of the old education system are not based on any research or valid evidence, rather it is based on personal perceptions. The latest change to the internal assessment again is a clear example of the ad hoc changes that are taking place where the claim against the evil of internal assessment is unfounded and not based on any valid evidence. - Dr. Visesio Pongi

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