Massive fight breaks out in Nukuʻalofa as secondary school national exams begin today

Police were called to reports of a large group of school students fighting in Nukuʻalofa this afternoon November 8.

Students wearing Liahona High School and Tonga College school uniforms had fought at the waterfront bus station.

The brawl was caught on cameras.

The details of what had happened were not available to Kaniva News.

The fight comes after a large group of youngsters were involved in a brawl at the bus station last Friday in which Police arrested some of the fighters.

Meanwhile the Tonga School Certificate Examination began this morning and the Ministry of Education said majority of the students to sit the national exam were from Liahona.

Education Deputy Director Isikeli Oko said “a total of 2,093 Form Five students are sitting the Tonga School Certificate Examination, 1,092 students for Tonga Form Six Certificate and 651 students for the Tonga National Form Seven Certificate.”

Oko said 30 schools sat the Form Five TSC examinations, 22 schools sat the Form Six TFSC and 12 schools sat the  Form Seven TNFSC.

“There are six examination centers for Form 7 students (one for each island), 20 centers for Form Five students where there are 12 centers at Tongatapu, three at Vava’u, two at Ha’apai and one each at ‘Eua and the Niuas. For Form 6, there are eight centers – four in Tongatapu and one each at Vava’u, Ha’apai, ‘Eua and the Niuas for compulsory subjects,” he said.

This Friday will be the final day for the exam.

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