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Ministry for Education & Training prepared for Students Learning at Home trial

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/06/2020

The minister for Education and Training – Siaosi Sovaleni today announced the ministry is looking forward to a successful trial run tomorrow of Students Learning at Home (In Preparation for COVID-19), where the ministry is introducing various mediums for enabling students from preschool to tertiary level – to learn or continue their studies at home in the event that COVID-19 causes school closures in the country in the future.

The Ministry of Education and Training is fully prepared to begin its one-day national trial tomorrow for all the schools in Tonga.

In his remarks during a press conference this afternoon, the Education Minister – Siaosi Sovaleni says, tomorrow’s program is unique as it will be the first time for the Ministry to conduct the program via online learning website, which will be free of charge, in partnership with TCC and DIGICEL.

Tomorrow’s program applies to students from pre-school to secondary schools.

The program will begin at 9 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon and will be broadcasted live via Radio & Television Tonga.

This is part of the government’s program in preparation for a time when school will be closed, it can be done from home.

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