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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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Monday 20 January 2020

Auckland, University
Dr 'Ilaisaane Fifita, a Tongan teaching fellow at the University of Auckland Business School, was among nine academics who were awarded cash prizes of between $1,500 and $2,500 for “well-communicated, quality research”.
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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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Friday 10 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While a record number of students sat senior exams in 2019, a majority of Tonga's Form Six students failed to pass their examinations, with the Ministry of Education reporting yesterday that the overall pass rate was only 38% for the Tonga Form Six Certificate, “a remarkable drop from the rate of 48% in 2018.”
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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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Thursday 5 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has increased the number of scholarships offered to Tongan citizens with 43 confirmed to take up university studies starting next year compared to 37 offered in 2018.
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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Brisbane, Australia
The Queensland Tongan Language School announced it will hold classes for the first-time next year at a launch on Saturday, 16 November at Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Classes will be held at Griffith University Logan campus on Saturdays.
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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All government primary schools, including kindergartens, in Tonga will be closed temporarily from 14 to 25 November as a precaution to try and minimize the outbreak of measles, the Ministry of Education and Training announced today.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Tangikina Moimoi Steen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Education and Training for two-years, starting on November 11.
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Wednesday 30 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen Tongan students, including 11 police officers, were awarded vocational and technical qualifications from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition, on October 30 in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 24 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan people are gifted with strong language learning talents, the Chinese Charge’d Affaires to Tonga noted, during a China Day event held for Chinese language students and teachers from Tonga High School and Tonga College on October 23 in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 24 September 2019

Suva, Fiji
Malia Maketalena Sio, a mother of three graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education on September 19. Malia was one of 460 students who graduated in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education and Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment.
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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand’s oldest school, Wesley College, is trying to track down former students from Tonga to join in celebrations of its 175th anniversary in Auckland on 26-27 October.
Thursday 5 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Siaosi Pakola Maeakafa, the International Officer for the Lavengamalie Institute of Technology, has been elected as a member of the Council for the Commercial Education Society of Australia (CESA) on 8 April 2019.
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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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Thursday 8 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building for Takuilau College was handed over by the Government of Japan on August 8.
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Thursday 18 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty students at the Nuku‘alofa Government Primary School received new Japanese school bags gifted by the people of Kuroshio Town in Kochi and presented on July 18.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift of school supplies and letters of friendship from children in Ebina, Japan, were received by Prince Taufa‘ahau Manumataongo and Princess Halaevalu Mata‘aho on behalf of the school children in Tonga, on July 11 at the Palace Office in Nuku‘alofa.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Books4Tonga is seeking people in villages to help establish more libraries in Tonga and the charity will supply the books aimed to help people improve their English reading and writing.
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