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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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About 25 Tongan Students graduated at USP Suva.

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25 Tongans graduated at USP Suva
14 September, 2010. The 2010 Graduation Ceremony at the USP Suva-campus on Friday September 10th. marked two historic occasions. First and formost is the Installation of the new Chancellor - His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Samoa's Head of State and the second is the largest number ever of graduands which totaled 800 in all fields of studies as revealed in the Pro-Chancellor's speech.

It was a memorable occasion s the Samoan students entertained the crowd with cultural dances prior to the commencement of the ceremony. Parents from far and wide, from Tonga and other pacific nations converged in Suva for this happy occasion when their proud children were awqarded their respective Degrees and Diplomas at the end of a successful academic year.
Out of the 800 graduands were 25 Tongan students and they are :-

Faculty of Business and Economics(13);

1. Tevita Livingstone VEITUNA (Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting)
2. ‘Ana Malia TATAFU (Postgraduate Diploma in Economics)
3. Seiloima Lataifagoshima FISI'IKAVA (Bachelor of Arts)
4. Sesilia Tu'utanga TANGULU (Bachelor of Arts)
5. Faka'osilea TU'ITUPOU (Bachelor of Arts)
6. Sione Tu'alau FIFITA (Bachelor of Commerce)
7. Viliami HAFOKA (Bachelor of Commerce)
8. Moleni IKA (Bachelor of Commerce)
9. Fololenitina KIVALU (Bachelor of Commerce)
10. Sefesi Tanginoa LUTUI (Bachelor of Commerce)
11. Vavatau ‘I-Vaounuoi PALU (Bachelor of Commerce)
12. Melenaite VAIAKU (Bachelor of Commerce)
13. Vasiata Lolohea VAIAKU (Bachelor of Commerce)

Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment(10);

1. Martin Wesley FINAU (Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science)
2. Lavinia HEIMULI (Bachelor of Arts)
3. Loloma Kakala HOMASI (Bachelor of Arts)
4. Timote LAVE (Bachelor of Arts)
5. Solomone He-‘I-Nu'usila MOALA (Bachelor of Arts)
6. Lisa Siaola TOHOTOA (Bachelor of Arts)
7. Malia Benedine FA'ASOLO (Bachelor of Science)
8. Sosefo Soakimi MAILANGI (Bachelor of Science)
9. Sitiveni Halaifonua PALU (Bachelor of Science)
10. Sione ‘Ofa VAEA (Bachelor of Science)

Faculty of Arts and Law(2);

1. Lu'isa Popua MAFI (Bachelor of Arts)
2. Siu PALU (Bachelor of Education)

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