Dr. Hon. 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki - Education Minister

Monday, 17 January 2011 12:19 APPOINTMENTS - New Ministers
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14 January 2011.

The Dr. Hon. 'Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki has been appointed as Minister for Education, Women Affairs and Culture in the new Cabinet, and the only women in Parliament.

PROFILE

She received her B.A.from Auckland University, her M.A. from the University of Leeds and her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham.

She worked in the Ministry of Education, Tonga for 30 years as teacher, school principal, curriculum developer, educational administrator and planner. In 1999 she joined the University of the South Pacific as Fellow, then Director of the Institute of Education, and for the last two years (2006-2007), as Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Graduate Affairs. She has been an independent consultant, working in Tonga with the Ministry of Education,Women's Affairs and Culture as Senior Advisor for the Tonga Education Support Project for many years ever since.

In 2011, she was nominated by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano to be appointed as the Minister for Education,Women Affairs & Culture.

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 January 2011 14:42 )