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Chief Executive Officer Profile


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Dr Tangikina Moimoi Steen, CEO for Education and Training.

Dr Tangikina Moimoi Steen began her career as a Science and Mathematics teacher at Queen Salote College in 1976, 1987 and part of 2014.

From 1988 to 1999, she was employed by the South Australian Institute of Technology (now the University of South Australia) as a Senior Tutor/Lecturer in Mathematics and Computing Studies.

In her Non-Government Organisation work in Australia, Steen was the Vice-President of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC), the peak advocacy body for the ethnic and multicultural community broadcasters.

Her PhD study explored the problem solving strategies that students use when they encounter difficulties in learning and using IT.

The office of the Chief Executive Officer is managed and operated by the Chief Executive Officer, assisted by three staff.

  1. Chief Education Officer for Administration – Mrs Lola Baker Tokotaha
  2. Senior Education officer and – Mr. Almadin Tukutau
  3. Personal Assistant officer – Mrs. Afuhia Kaloni

Overview of the Strategic Plan

The broad strategy for the development of the education sector is based on the adoption of the two strategic goals, which were stated in Section 15 of this report.

Achieving the Vision

As previously stated, the Ministry of Education has primary responsibility for the implementation of the Ministry of Education‟s Corporate Plan which was revised to incorporate the changes made under the Tonga Education Lakalaka Policy Framework, and which guided further revision to the Education Policy Framework 2004-2019. The Lakalaka Policy Framework currently provides the overarching framework that is guiding the Ministry‟s vision for education, while the Corporate Plan is the immediate vehicle that is driving and giving impetus to the changes in the education system over the next three years.


Events organized by the Office of the CEO

  1. To be announced...

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