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Retiring teachers recognised

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01st February 2016 TONGAN Nineteen retiring school teachers were recognized for their service to education in the Kingdom during the ministry’s Thanksgiving Prayer Services at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall last Friday.

Education Minister and the Prime Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva presented special awards to the teachers. These teachers are retiring this year after having worked for over 30 to 40 years.

In his keynote remark, Hon Pohiva encouraged teachers to work diligently.

“It is God’s agenda were we should abide and follow, add on to that are the good things aiming to uphold your standards up to this day,” he told teachers.

“Lord Guide us with a vision and mind so that we may do our duties well.”

He said that a teacher should have good qualities.

“We should gain the knowledge at TIOE (Tonga Institute of Education). And the qualities of being the best teacher includes skills and experiences, without it your role as a teacher is not adequate in teaching the future children of our nation.”

The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Raelyn ‘Esau delivered the Thanksgiving speech and highlighted the retiring teachers’ performances over the years and wished them their very best with their future.

Other awards presented included the top schools in the Class 6 High School Entrance Examination which was awarded to GPS Tu’aliku ‘o Pilolevu, GPS Fanga and GPS Nuku’alofa.

Reverend Semisi Fonua, President of the Free Church of Tonga, officiated at the service.



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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:02 )  

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