11 Mar 2015

Vava'u schools lacking teachers, materials

7:50 am on 11 March 2015

Schools in Vava'u in Tonga are in desperate need for more teachers and laboratory equipment for secondary schools.

School children from Tonga's Ha'apai Islands.

School students in Tonga's Vava'u are lacking teachers and materials Photo: RNZ / Jane Patterson

The head of the school division in Vava'u, Taniela Vaha'i, says there was a meeting with teachers, the education minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva, and other cabinet ministers yesterday.

TBC reports Taniela Vaha'i saying Mr Pohiva requested that appreciation be given to unpaid preschool teachers.