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Monday 15 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Schools are supporting their students to lead healthier lifestyles through a Health Promoting School program (HPS) or ‘Api ako Ma‘a Lahi, implemented by the Ministry of Education and Training (MET).
Monday 15 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial for students to learn from home for one day on 30 June, has been organized by the Ministry of Education and Training, in case schools have to close should CoViD-19 reach Tonga. Teaching materials and lessons will be delivered to students at home through several platforms including internet, radio, TV, paper based distance education
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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 10 June 2020

Apia, Samoa
Two young Tongan students are continuing their training at the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Samoa, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Friday 22 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students from Liahona High School, Tupou College, and Tonga College are conducting peacekeeping patrols every Friday afternoon in Nuku’alofa in a strategy to prevent and reduce school fights.
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Thursday 21 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten people including business owners and members from the Fisi'ihangale community group in Popua completed a training course on wood carving and making carving tools, from May 4-15.
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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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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All schools in Tonga will be shut down on Friday, March 27 for two weeks, as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonga currently has no confirmed cases.
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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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Wednesday 18 March 2020

Nuku'alofa Tonga
The Kingdom Flight Training, Tonga’s first Aviation School was launched on Tuesday, 17 March at the Real Tongan Airline depot at Fua’amotu Airport.
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Thursday 12 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A soroban team from Tongatapu Eastern District (Vahe Hahake) primary schools won the Tonga National Soroban Competition held on March 12, at the Queen Salote College Hall, with about 250 students competing.
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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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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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