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Education & Training (MOET)

The Ministry of education and Training is responsible for the administration of the education system and for the improvement of women. It wishes to foster a policy environment in which teachers can operate effectively, and where students can participate and achieve to a high standard. It also ensures that the education system is able to respond quickly and effectively to social and economic trends as they emerge, and can meet the diverse needs of different communities, employers, and the wider society. Its role is to empower other people through its leadership, support of the infrastructure, and through its assistance of those who are at risk of underachievement.

MET's priority in the medium to longer term will be to improve education and enhance institutional mechanism to advance women‟s affairs by strengthening its own capability and effectiveness. Improved internal systems will be needed and better relationships with the wider education sector. The focus will be placed upon: educational outcomes, policy advice and implementation, resource delivery, monitoring and accountability, local empowerment, and fostering effective strategic relationships.


Principal Legislations:
Education Act 1974, (Chapter 86) Sports Council Act 1989 Education Regulation (2002)
New Legislation: Tonga National Qualification and Accreditation Act: 08 September 2004

The legal mandate of the Ministry of Education derives from the Education Act 1974. The Ministry of Education is structured in accordance with the functions approved by the Minister of Education under the powers conferred on him by the Education Act 1974 and sets out its functions as follows;

- To ensure the country is provided with skilled and competent manpower needed for sustainable development;
- To provide policy advice to the Government on primary, secondary and post-secondary education as well as future directions to meet challenges of the 21st Century;
- To ensure the effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of the Education Act and other Government policies.


Hon. Penisimani 'Epenisa Fifita -  Minister for Education & Training

Mr. Claude Tupou - Acting CEO of Education & Training



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