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Schools involved in brawls can be dropped out from the Upcoming Inter Colleges Sports Competition

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 16/03/2017

Schools that are involved in school brawls can be dropped out from the upcoming Inter colleges sports competition in April.

This was confirmed to Radio Tonga News by the Minister of Education and Training – Hon. Penisimani Fifita.

This is after reports that school brawls are reappearing in various places in Nuku’alofa.

Hon. Penisimani Fifita said, he is not impressed with this attitude of students, because they not only affect them individually but they ruin Tonga’s history as a free, happy and a peaceful Tonga.

He says his officials will start addressing the matter and will bring in principals, head tutors, parents and students who are still involved in these brawls to seek fresh and alternative means of solving the problem.

Penisimani said, according to reports he has received on the issue, ex-students are part of this.

He then called on related stakeholders to work together in order to tackle this attitude from the students.

Meanwhile Police last week charged 2 students with fighting and public disorder.

Investigation continues to others that are believed to have been involved in the same school brawl which occurred at the intersection of the Salote and Fatafehi Roads.                      

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