Education

The Ministry of Education collates education data from information collected as part of the administration of the education system.  Education levels are divided into Primary, Secondary and Post Secondary. Approximately 90% of primary and 30% of secondary schools are directly funded and controlled by the government.

Although Early Childhood Education (ECE) does not feature in the existing Education Act, the Ministry recognizes its importance, along with primary education, in providing a solid foundation for higher forms of education.

Please note that the latest report collected was from 2012.

Current status of schools in Tonga

Primary and Secondary School students enrolled and number of Teachers by gender 2010-2012
Education System 2,010
Primary Education Male Female Total
Number of Students
Government 7,918 7,033 14,951
Non-Government 986 911 1,897
Sub – Total 8,904 7,944 16,848
Numbber of Teachers
Government 173 403 576
Non-Government 81 20 101
Sub – Total 254 423 677
Pupils/Teacher ratio 25:1
Secondary Education
Number of Students
Government 3,022 2,265 5,287
Non-Government 4,406 5,084 9,490
Sub – Total 7,428 7,349 14,777
Numbber of Teachers
Government 130 163 293
Non-Government 340 360 700
Sub – Total 470 523 993
Pupils/Teacher ratio 15:1
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers, School Roll and Number of Teachers by Major District: 2012
Island      ECE Centers
      Number %
Tongatapu 42 57
Eua 9 12
Ha’apai 8 11
Vava’u 11 15
Niuas 4 5
Total 74 100
All Government and Mission Primary School Enrolments by Age, and by Level as of September 2012
AGE Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Inclusive  Total
4 4 4
5 952 2 954
6 1695 981 9 5 2690
7 127 1653 835 5 4 2624
8 183 1612 841 12 2648
9 223 1726 739 25 2 2715
10 204 1706 680 2591
11 5 231 1722 1958
12 14 462 476
13 37 37
14 1 1
Promotion 2778 2819 2679 2782 2702 2927 11 16698
REPEATERS 43 8 6 12 402 13 484
% of repeaters 2 0.28 0.22 0 0.44 12 3
GRAND TOTAL 2821 2827 2685 2782 2714 3329 24 17182
All Government and Mission Primary Schools Enrolment by Education System, by District, as of September 2012
DISTRICT GOV’T FWC TKK SDA BAHAI EQUIPPERS LAFALAFA  TOTAL
CENTRAL 5,119 513 404 360 81 6,477
EASTERN 3,032 34 174 20 3,260
WESTERN 2,100 593 131 2,824
SUB-TOTAL 10,251 1,106 438 534 131 81 20 12,561
EUA 854 854
HA’APAI 967 76 45 1,088
NIUAFO’OU 83 83
NIUATOPUTAPU 128 128
VAVA’U 2,357 27 84 2,468
Grand Total 14,640 1,209 567 534 131 81 20 17,182
All Government and Non-Government Secondary School Enrolment by Age, by Gender and by Level as of September 2012
AGE Class 1
M F
4 3 1
5 487 465
6 897 797
7 77 50
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Promotion 1464 1314
REPEATERS 24 19
% of repeaters
GRAND TOTAL 1488 1333

There are no available reports for Education at the moment.

Contact Person: Lupe Moala Tupou