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TONGA INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND INFORMATION BROCHURE 2017

Introduction

Tonga International Academy (TIA) was established in 2012 by a prominent group of scholars, parliamentarians, business people and members of the community who believed in the promotion of education not only as a special way of life but also of beneficial effects in meeting the wants of people and needs of society. The founding of TIA was led by Hūfanga Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina, Helu Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu and Fetongikava Uho-‘o-Fasi-moe-Afi Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū.

TIA is unique in many ways. The philosophy of TIA promotes both academic and applied emphases in both teaching and research, where critical and creative yet practical and innovative attitudes to things are developed in the educational process. TIA embraces the fact that both emphases inform each other, with the academic taking the lead over the applied, in that logical order of precedence. By producing both thinkers and doers, TIA stands to positively contribute in total rather than partial ways to the enlightenment and development of society as a whole.

The establishment of the Academy was in response to the mounting demands for tertiary education in Tonga, with a view to actively engage in both the total enlightenment of its citizens and development of society. The clear evidence of the rising number of high school dropouts, financial difficulties faced by those who are willing to further their education and strict admission requirements for higher education ignited the idea for an independent tertiary educational institution to be established. TIA is independent of both the church and state, run on a shoe-string budget.

It is a big challenge for a tertiary institution to materialize in a situation where finance is a big hurdle, facilities are limited and the recruitment of qualified scholars is almost impossible. The two main providers of tertiary education in Tonga are the church and government who are firmly established with supportive networks and trustworthy backup in all terms whereas TIA relies only on the commitment of the founders and limited sponsorships with zero government financial support.

The establishment of Tonga International Academy is taken to be a bold move and the first of its kind in Tonga. It is an Academy of the people which is run and operated by the people. In fact, the commitments and visionary leadership of the founders and the support or the Academy’s fans and supporters led by the realisation of this dream. The institution emphasizes both technical-vocational and academic sides of education.

Despite its meagre resources, TIA holds true to its name as an International Academy – in the sense that it begins the admission of overseas students to its programmes of study in 2017 -- not to mention the fact that it has long attracted outstanding Tongan and foreign academics and scholars of high calibre to both its staff, both teachers and researchers. By striking closer collaboration and working partnership with the other tertiary educational institutions of higher learning, as in the case of KITE in Aotearoa New Zealand, TIA will continue to expand its horizons, teaming up with quality researchers in Tonga and abroad, pushing the cutting edge of reflective and critical teaching reinforced by both academic and applied research for the chief purposes of a total rather than a partial enlightenment and development of the whole of Tonga.

Administration

Due to the smallness of Tonga International Academy compared to other provider of higher education, its administration is simple and is clearly defined. It has a unique set up compared to its small size and limited resources. Tonga International Academy is governed by its own Board of Directors, which includes respectable representatives from the nobility, parliament, legal professions and members of society. The current Chairman of TIA Board of Directors is Lord Nuku who is an MP and has assumed Chairmanship of the Board in 2015 replacing Dr. Viliami Uasike Latu, a former Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Labour. The Board consists of 5 members plus the chairman who are elected to office every 3 years.

The Senate, made up of all the members of the Faculty, is the academic authority of the University, responsible for matters such as teaching and research. The Vice Chancellor and Dean of Research (Academic and Applied), leading and directing the Research Excellence Centre, and Dean of Administration and International Office and all teaching staffs are members of the Senate. The Senate and the Board are served by an administrative body (Academy Office) working in such areas as Finance, Human Resource Management and Academic Planning.

The ceremonial head of the Academy is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, leaving all academic maters to the Senate. The Vice Chancellor is the executive head, with the Dean of Research (Academic and Applied) and Dean Administration and International Office, who all serve under him, are second in command. The Academy Office, which is headed by the Vice Chancellor, with the assistance of the Deans, is responsible for the welfare of the Academy, with both staff and students. There are two staff members who serve in the Academy Office, as well as ten staff members who serve on a voluntarily basis.

Board of Directors

Chairman

Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava Uho-‘o-Fasi-moe-Afi), Former Cabinet Minister, (AA, BA [Tonga], DipArts, MA [NZ], PhD [Japan], LLB Scholar [USP Fiji])

Deputy Chairman

William Clive Edwards, Former Deputy Prime Minister, OBE, SC (LLB [NZ])

Members

Siamelie Lātū, Former Tonga Ambassador to China, (DipMilStudies [USA], DipCamStudies [China], BProfStud [New England, Australia], MDefStudies [Aust], MStrStudies [Aust])

Noble Nuku, MP and Noble‘s Representative

Noble Tu‘ilakepa, MP and Noble‘s Representative

Vice Chancellor

Professor ‘Ōkusitino Mahina (Hūfanga) (BA, MA [Hons] [NZ], PhD [ANU, Australia], PhD Scholar [Tonga])

Dean Research (Academic and Applied)

Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu) (AA [Tonga], BA [NZ], MSc [Utah, USA], MSc [Oregon, USA], PhD [Tonga])

Dean Administration and International Office

Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava) (AA, BA [Tonga], DipArts, MA [NZ], PhD [Japan], LLB Candidate [USP Fiji]

Research Excellence Centre

Director, Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu) (AA [Tonga], BA [NZ], MSc [Utah, USA], MSc [Oregon, USA], PhD [Tonga])

Acting Registrar

Tēvita Helu (AA, BA [Tonga]).

Secretarial Support

Lau‘aitu Lavulo (AA [Tonga])

Vava‘u Academy for Critical Inquiry and Applied Research

Vava‘u Academy for Critical Inquiry and Applied Research (VACIAR) works in closer association with TIA, where intellectual resources are shared for common purposes of the betterment of both, especially in view of the scarcity of human and material resources. Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga) is Director of VACIAR, which he and Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū founded in 2007. Its chief focus is on critical inquiry and applied research on Tongan culture and language as vehicles, where refined knowledge and skills are historically constituted or composed in the former and dialectically transmitted or communicated in the latter in both time and space.

Since its inception, VACIAR has been research-based and publication-led, entirely leaving teaching to TIA, with much of its original findings published as books, book chapters, journals (special issues) and journal articles. By having the results published, they have great potential for application across a wide range of fields and forms of social activity with wider readership. One of these findings is a major breakthrough in the formulation refinement of the so-called Tā-Vā (Time-Space) Philosophy / Theory of Reality, based on the Tongan (and Moana Pacific) sense of time and space. As a groundbreaking philosophy / theory, tavaism has gone global since its introduction in 2001.

The leading tavaists Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga) and Associate Professor Tēvita O. Ka‘ili (Maui-Tāvā-He-Ako) are, amongst many others, in the forefront actively engaged in its development and refinement. There have been some seventeen BA (Hons), MA and PhD theses, with an increasing number of theses and dissertations, in New Zealand, Australian, Hawai‘ian, USA, British and Fijian universities across such fields as anthropology, architecture, art, business, education, health, philosophy and policy amidst others have used tavaism. Besides the existing publications, two books and a journal‘s special issue on tavaism are scheduled to be released in 2017.

Funding

The Academy major source of fund is primarily from students tuition fees which is not strictly enforced due to the financial status of students enrolled in the Academy. Special arrangement for payment of instalments to allow students to pay their tuition fees. Apart from tuitions fees, there are limited sponsorships from the Academy‘s supporters and businesses who support the institution‘s good cause. In kind donations from charity organizations and churches such as books, chairs, desks and computers play a vital part is meeting TIA‘s equipment and facility requirements. Work is underway to finalise the requirements from the education authority in order for TIA to get access to funding available through different schemes but it all depends on its academic programmes and eligibility as its educational philosophy and academic programmes are truly unique.

Consultancy Works (Academic and Applied)

Since its inception, TIA through its Research Excellence Centre has conducted consultancy works due to the experiences and expertise of its staffs with the assistance of its students and it contributes to part of the academy’s financial needs. Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu) has been in the forefront leading and directing these academic and applied research projects amongst other projects. The academy conducted surveys for Tonga Health of the Ministry of Health in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and is currently on the final part of a project funded by the European Union in association with the government of Tonga on Small Scale and Artisanal Fishery, as well as a research project since 2016 on Climate Change funded by the EU. Money from these consultancy works go directly to tuitions of students who take part in consultancy activities.

Graduations and Scholarships

TIA its first inaugural graduation in 2014 two years after its founding with eleven students who completed TIA‘s breaching programme and twelve received Associate degrees and Diplomas both in Arts and Science. At the end of 2015, the second graduation was carried out with eight students who completed the bridging programme, two were conferred Associate degrees and one graduated with a BA.

The Academy in 2014 was fortunate to have been awarded a scholarship from the Government of People’s Republic of China for one of TIA‘s students to pursue undergraduate studies in one of the Chinese universities. In late August 2016, one of TIA‘s students went on another scholarship to China to pursue graduate studies at China Ocean University.

Partners in Education

TIA in 2016 established a close working relationship with Kiwi Institute of Training and Education (KITE) in New Zealand. Members of Kiwi Institute of Training and Education visited Tonga International Academy in June and met officials from TIA led by Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a partnership between TIA and KITE was signed in October 2016 in Auckland by the Dean Administration and International Office, Dr. Viliami Uasikē Lātū and representative from KITE.

The cooperation between the two institutes includes the establishment of students exchange program to enable students of both institutes to share learning experience and the like. It also plans for staff exchange program and the allocation of scholarships for students from TIA to study at KITE in New Zealand. Both parties are currently engaged in dialogue in view of furthering the educational cooperation between the two institutes and to allow staff and students to benefit from what the two institutes can offer.

Study Programmes (Academic and Applied)

1. Bridging Certificate Programme (C)
2. Associate Programme (A)
3. Bachelor Programme (B)
4. Master Programme (M)
5. Doctor of Philosophy Programme (D)

NB.The requirements for both the Master and Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes are, in close consultation with the nominated supervisors and approval by the Deans, both research-led and thesis-based.

Courses (Academic and Applied) and Faculties

As a matter of convenience, the course offerings are organised into four faculties namely, Arts, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, Commerce and Economics, Media, TV and Journalism Studies and Science, IT, Mathematics and Statistics.

Arts, Liberal Arts and Humanities

ANTHROPOLOGY (Can also be offered as TONGAN STUDIES)

ANT 101/ANT 202- Faiva Ta‘anga: Introducing Tongan Poetry

Lecturer:Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

This paper will critique the performance art of poetry (faiva ta‘anga), which involves the mediation of intersecting or connecting and separating human meanings (‘uhinga) through sustained symmetry (tatau) and harmony (potupotutatau) to create beauty (mālie/faka‘ofo‘ofa), where heliaki as a literary and artistic tool is used in the creative process, focusing on two types of heliaki, namely, the qualitative, epiphoric (heliaki fakafetongiaki) and the associative, metaphoric (heliaki fakafekauaki).

ANT 102/ANT 203- Faiva Haka: Introducing Tongan Dance

Lecturers:Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga) and Kōtoni Siale

This paper will be taught in two parts, namely, theory and practicum of dance. It will critically examine the performance art of dance (faiva haka), which is basically concerned with the negotiation of intersecting or connecting and separating bodily movements (vaa‘ihaka) by way of sustained symmetry (tatau) and harmony (potupotutatau) to produce beauty (mālie/faka‘ofo‘ofa), with the use of hola, kaiha‘asi or haka-funga-haka as an artistic apparatus in the productive process.

Details to be confirmed.

ART

Lecturers:
Tēvita Lātū
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

ART 101/Art 201– Painting: Theory and Practice

Lecturer:Tēvita Lātū

Details to be confirmed.

EDUCATION

Lecturers:
Dr ‘Olikoni Ta‘ai
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

EDU 101/ EDU 201

Lecturer:Dr ‘Olikoni Ta‘ai

Details to be confirmed.

ENGLISH

Lecturer(s): Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi

ENG 010/110– Introduction to TOEFL (Teaching of English Foreign Language)

Lecturer:Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi

A critical look into TOEFL as a bridging and college freshman course in grammar, essay writing (English/Tongan), reading, public speaking.

ENG 210/310– Intermediate TOEFL (Teaching of English Foreign Language)

Lecturer:Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi

A more in-depth critique of the intermediate college sophomore (2nd year) course in grammar, essay writing (English/Tongan), reading, and public speaking.

HISTORY (Some papers can be offered as POLITICAL SCIENCE)

Lecturers:
Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga

HIS 101- The making of modern Tonga

Lecturer:Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

HIS 201- The Last Tsar of Russia

Lecturer:Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

HIS 301- Tu'i Tonga Empire

Lecturers:
Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

Details to be confirmed.

PHILOSOPHY

Lecturers:
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)
Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

PHI 101/PHI 201- Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophers and Philosophical Ideas

Lecturer:Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

This paper is a general introduction to philosophy as a field of study. It will critically examine a select philosophers and their philosophical ideas across societies and cultures, which include, inter alia, Greek, German, French, British, Australian, Asian, African and Tongan philosophers and philosophical concepts.

Details to be confirmed.

POLITICAL SCIENCE (Some papers can also be offered as HISTORY)

Lecturers:
Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga

POL 101- Democracy in Theory & Practice

Lecturers:Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

POL 201- Aristocracy vs Democracy in Tonga, Fiji & Samoa

Lecturers:

Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava Uho-‘o-Fasi-moe-Afi) Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

POL 301- Political Development in the Pacific

Lecturer:Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

POL 302- Human Rights

Lecturer: Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

Details to be confirmed.

TONGAN STUDIES (Can also be offered as ANTHROPOLOGY)

Lecturers:
Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)
Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava Uho-‘o-Fasi-moe-Afi)

TON 101/TON 201- Faiva Ta‘anga: Introducing Tongan Poetry

Lecturer:Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

This paper will critique the performance art of poetry (faiva ta‘anga), which involves the mediation of intersecting or connecting and separating human meanings (‘uhinga) through sustained symmetry (tatau) and harmony (potupotutatau) to create beauty (mālie/faka‘ofo‘ofa), where heliaki as a literary and artistic tool is used in the creative process, focusing on two types of heliaki, namely, the qualitative, epiphoric (heliaki fakafetongiaki) and the associative, metaphoric (heliaki fakafekauaki).

TON 102/TON 202- Faiva Haka: Introducing Tongan Dance (A, B)

Lecturer:Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

This paper will be taught in two parts, namely, theory and practicum of dance. It will critically examine the performance art of dance (faiva haka), which is basically concerned with the negotiation of intersecting or connecting and separating bodily movements (vaa‘ihaka) by way of sustained symmetry (tatau) and harmony (potupotutatau) to produce beauty (mālie/faka‘ofo‘ofa), with the use of hola, kaiha‘asi or haka-funga-haka as an artistic apparatus in the productive process.

Further details to be confirmed.

SOCIOLOGY

SOC 101-301

Further details to be confirmed.

Business, Commerce & Economics

Lecturers:

Sione Talanoa Fifita (Accounting and Economics)
Manase Foukimoana (Human Resources & Economic Development)
Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi (Business Management)

ACCOUNTING

ACC 101-301

Further details to be confirmed.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUS110– Introduction to Business Management in the Digital Age.

Lecturer:Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi

The course introduces the student to modern business management theories and practices in the Digital Age. The modern business setting is fast-pace, business market driven, and dominated by computers. The course introduces the student to the principles of business operations, management, financing, customer service, marketing and sales. The course also surveys the dominant roles of computers in the modern business setting. Student chooses either to pursue a future technological career in Computer Technology or an academic career in Information Technology. Pre-requisite to IT201.

Further details to be confirmed.

ECONOMICS

ECO 101-301

Further details to be confirmed.


Media, TV and Journalism Studies

Lecturers:
Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi
Dr Sione Fatani Vikilani101-301

MTJ 101-301

Details to be confirmed.

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

TOH 101-301

Further details to be confirmed.

Science, IT, Mathematics and Statistics

Lecturers:
Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu)
Sōloni Lutui
Failo Tāufa
Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi
Tēvita Helu

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE

Lecturer:Sōloni Lutui

BCA 101- Certificate in Technical Drawing.

Introduction to Graphic Language and its significance will be outlined and discussed with teacher to facilitate students various learning capacities.

Basic Isometric and Orthographic projections.
Three line principles for 3D views.
Two line principle for 2D views.
Converting 3D to 2D.
Converting 2D to 3D.
Graphic Grammar.
Detail Drawings.
Exercises and drills.

Successful completion of the above components will inspire students to advanced learning activities in mechanical and engineering drawings. With these basic skills, students can confidently tap into any Digital Design program.

As a result, an introduction to CAM, 3D Printing, and Fusion 360 Design will be one of the highlights to open up students to the latest cutting edge in this field of Digital Design. Hope this will enhance students learning effort.

BCA 201- Diploma in Architectural Design.

This course is a follow up from the 101 level. All students must be competent in graphic language to enrol in this course. Residential and Commercial Buildings will be dealt here in detail with regards to the National Building Codes and Construction Ethics. Major topics to be covered are:

Foundations of Concrete Buildings
Foundations of Timber Housing in Cyclonic Areas.
Autocad and Sketchup graphics.
Complete set of Construction Maps.
Building Codes.
Quantity Surveys.

Successful completion of the above components will inspire students to advanced learning activities in mechanical and engineering drawings. With these basic skills, students can confidently tap into any Digital Design program.

As a result, an introduction to CAM, 3D Printing, and Fusion 360 Design will be one of the highlights introducing advanced students to robotics design, electronics design, etc.

Further details to be confirmed.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

INT110– Introduction to Microsoft Excel Programming

Lecturer:Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi

The course introduces the student to the Microsoft Excel Program in Office 365. The student learns the principles and fundamentals behind Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and learn basic Excel programming. The student learns how to create and modify Worksheets, Excel Data Entry, Working Functions, Creating Charts, Printing Worksheets, and Working With Templates. Pre-requisite to IT102.

INT210– Intermediate COMP TIA A+ Certification

Lecturer:Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi

The course continues A+ Certification preparations to sit for the 202-901 and 202-902 Examination in December, 2017. The A+ Certification is a highly respected credential in the IT industry. Well-paid jobs in the computer technology field for IT technicians trained in desktop computer servicing, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The students will also have a solid IT foundation to seek higher academic studies in Computer Science.

MATHEMATICS

MAT 110– Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Lecturer: Failo Tāufa

Study of the Real Number Line. Concepts such as Absolute Value as distance between points, open and close intervals as subsets of R. The concept of a function and its properties, Domain and Range of a function. Parametric Equations, Lines and families of functions.

The study of Limits and Continuity, techniques for computing limits, and an introduction to the ε-δ definition of limits. The definition of continuity of a function, limits and continuity of trigonometric functions.

The study of the Derivative as gradient and rate of change. Differentiation using the first principle. Techniques and rules of differentiation, properties of derivatives and derivatives of Trigonometric, Logarithmic and Exponential functions. The concept of relative extrema, increase, decrease and concavity. Applied maximum and minimum problems, Rolle’s Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem and Newton’s Method.

The study of the integrals. Indefinite integrals as Anti derivative and an overview of the Area Problem as an introduction to Definite Integrals. Sigma Notation and Riemann Sum leading on to defining area as a limit. Evaluating definite and indefinite integrals of all functions studied above by substitution.

MAT 120– Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Lecturer:Dr Siosaia Langitoto (Helu)

The study of the definite integrals and its applications in finding areas between two curves, volumes of solids of revolution, surface area of revolution and length of a curve in R^2. The study of the techniques of integration such as Integration by parts, Trigonometric substitutions, decomposition into partial fractions of rational functions, numerical integration method such as Simpson’s Rule and the Trapezoidal Rule. The study of Improper Integrals.

A more detailed study of the derivatives and integrals of exponential and logarithmic functions. Derivation of the formula e=lim(n)⁡〖(1+1/n)^n . In addition, Hyperbolic and inverse trigonometric functions will be introduced. Defining the log function as an integral. Indeterminate forms and Hopitals Rule.

MAT 211– Linear Algebra 1

Lecturer:Failo Tāufa

Introduction to systems of linear equations, and its solutions in Parametric Form. Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan Elimination. Matrices and matrix operations. The inverse matrix and elementary matrices. Other types of Matrices. The determinant function, evaluating determinants, Cofactor Expansion and Cramer’s Rule.

The study of Vectors in 2-Space and 3-Space. An introduction to vectors from a geometric point of view. The norm of a vector and vector arithmetic. The dot product and vector projection and the use of the dot product in determining the angle between any two vectors. The cross product and Lagrange’s Identity. Lines and Planes in 3-Space.

MAT 212– Differential Equations 1

Lecturer:Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu)

Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations, Separable ODEs, Exact ODEs, Linear ODEs Modelling, Geometric meaning of y’= f(x, y), Direction Fields, Euler’s Method, Integrating Factors, Bernoulli Equation and Population Dynamics.

STATISTICS

STA 110– Statistics 1

Lecturer: Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu)

An introduction to the ideas, techniques and applications of statistics and probability. The emphasis is on applying statistics to problems, selecting sensible techniques, following the methodology and interpreting the results. Understanding the concepts and computer-based solutions are emphasised and applications to commerce, the social sciences, the humanities, science and engineering are considered. Particular topics include sampling and data collection, data analysis, summary statistics, probability, statistical distributions).

STA 120– Statistics 1I

Lecturer:Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu)

Extend topics covered in ST 110 to include time series analysis, estimation and inference (including confidence intervals, hypothesis tests and modelling), sampling and sampling distribution, use estimation and hypothesis testing in describing a single population and comparing two populations, inference about population variance and comparing two populations using non-parametric statistics.

GENERAL MATHEMATICS

GSC 101– Remedial Mathematics

To provide students with critical understanding of basic mathematical concepts.

Lecturer:Tēvita Helu

GENERAL SCIENCE

To provide students with foundational understanding of basic scientific concepts.

GSC 101- Remedial Science

Lecturer:Tēvita Helu

Further details to be confirmed.

Academic Staff (Fulltime and Part-time) and Faculties

Arts, Liberal Arts and Humanities

Professor ‘Okusitino Mahina (Hūfanga)(BA, MA [Hons] [NZ], PhD [ANU, Australia], PhD Scholar [Tonga])

Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)(AA, BA [Tonga], DipArts, MA [NZ], PhD [Japan], LLB Candidate [USP Fiji])

Dr ‘Olikoni Ta‘ai(BA, MA, PhD [Massey, NZ])

Tēvita Lātū (BA [Australia])

Sione ‘Akemeihakau Mokofisi (AA, BA, MA [USA], PhD Scholar [USA])

Kōtoni Siale (Punake Poet)

Business, Commerce and Economics

Sione Talanoa Fifita (DipEd [Tonga), BA [Fiji], B.Com, MA [NZ])

Manase Foukimoana (AA, BA [Tonga], PGDipIntRelations (Waikato, NZ); PGDPacStudies [Auck, NZ, MBA [Fiji])

Sione ‘Akemeihakau Mokofisi (AA, BA, MA [USA], PhD Scholar [USA])

Media, TV and Journalism Studies

Sione ‘Akemeihakau Mokofisi (AA, BA, MA [USA], PhD Scholar [USA])

Dr Sione Fatani Tavake Vikilani (BA [NZ], MA [UK], PhD [Japan])

Science, IT, Mathematics and Statistics

Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu) (AA [Tonga], BA [NZ], MSc [Utah, USA], MSc [Oregon, USA], PhD [Tonga]).

Tēvita Helu (AA, BA [Tonga])

Sōloni Lutui (AA, BA [Tonga])

Sione ‘Akemeihakau Mokofisi (AA, BA, MA [USA], PhD Scholar [USA])

Failo Tāufa (AA [Tonga], BA ([NZ])

Academic Calendar 2017

Some Key Dates

Semester 1

Monday 23 January – Friday 10 February – Registration week
Monday 6 – Friday 10 February – Orientation week
Monday 13 February - Semester I begins
Monday 13 February - Lectures begin
Monday 10 – Friday 14 April – Mid-Semester Break
Tuesday 18 April – Lectures resume
Friday 2 June – Lectures end
Monday 5 – Friday 9 June – Study week
Monday 12 – Friday 23 June – Exams
Monday 26 – Friday 7 July – Mid-Year Break

Semester II

Monday 3 – Friday 7 July – Registration week
Monday 10 July - Semester II begins
Monday 10 July - Lectures begin
Monday 4 – Friday 8 September - Mid-Semester Break
Monday 11 September – Lectures resume
Friday 27 October – Lectures end
Monday 30 October – Friday 3 November – Study week
Tuesday 7 – Friday 17 November – Exams
Saturday 2 December - Summer Graduation Ceremony
December 2017 – February 2018 – Summer Break

Timetabling and Class Scheduling

Semester I

*To be made available during Registration and Orientation weeks.

Semester II

*To be made available during Registration and Orientation weeks.

Contact Details:

Professor 'Ōkusitino Māhina (Hūfanga)

Tonga International Academy
Tēvita Misa Fifita Buildings
Tāufa‘āhau Road
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Kingdom of Tonga

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Telephone: 849-4319

Dr Siosaia Langitoto Helu (Helu)

Tonga International Academy
Tēvita Misa Fifita Buildings
Tāufa‘āhau Road
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Kingdom of Tonga

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Telephone: 888-1618 or 774-4404

Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū (Fetongikava)

Tonga International Academy
Tēvita Misa Fifita Buildings
Tāufa‘āhau Road
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Kingdom of Tonga

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Telephone: 877-8344 or 777-8344

1 comment

  • Baba
    Baba Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:56 Comment Link

    Oku fiha kihe foi lesoni a e Bachelor program?

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