New CEO for Tonga education following tribunal decision

A Tongan tribunal has ruled in favour of a former acting chief executive officer at Tonga’s Ministry of Education, Claude Tupou.

The decision confirmed Tupou’s chance to become Tonga’s new Education CEO.

Details of the tribunal’s decision were not immediately available to Kaniva News but local media reports said the Prime Minister has appointed Tupou.

The post was advertised last year and after interviews of applicants by PSC panel it was leaked to local media  Tupou was the successful applicant.

But another media report later revealed  the Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva who is also the Minister of Education allegedly refused to endorse the panel’s interview results. Tupou took it to tribunal.

Radio Tonga said today they contacted Tupou but he was not available to make comment.

The post had been vacant since June 2015 after the former CEO Emily Pouvalu’s contract ended in May, 2015.

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