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Office of the Chief Executive Officer of Education and Training


Chief Executive Officer Profile

Mr. Claude Tupou ,  CEO for Education and Training.

Mr. Tupou had commenced serving the Ministry of Education and Training since 1992. Before being named the CEO, Mr Tupou had served the Ministry at Secondary and Tertiary and at most Non-Teaching Divisions such as the Policy and Planning Unit, Quality Assurance and the Learning and Teaching Division. His experience and expertise were applicable and very much worthwhile for the developing and quality service of the target goals of the Ministry.

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. January

Friday 20th January, 2017 - Ministry of Education and Training Thanksgiving Prayer Service

  1. February

Due date for JD & RA Exercise – 28th February, 2017

  1. March

Royal Funeral of the Late Queen Mother, HRH Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho

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