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Education Department


Director of Education (Mrs Katalina Pasiale Taloka)

Senior Education Officer [Assessment & Examinations] (Mr Michael Noa)

Curriculum Officer (Mrs Valisi A Tovia)

School Supervisor (Mrs Maseiga Osema) (Mrs Evotia Tofuola) (Mr Lapana Ene)

Education Officer (Mrs Teimana Avanitele)


Phone : (688) 20414 Fax  : (688) 20324



  • PRIDE - Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of Basic Education

L4C Workshop

  • L4C Workshop - Click here for the workshop plan, a list of participants, and reports for each of the 2 workshops held in November 2008
LAC Workshop 1 participants


  • BEMTUP - We're still gathering information on this project. This is a project on the In-servicing for class 7 & 8 Teachers under the PRIDE project.

HIV/AIDS Strategy

  • HIVAIDS strategy - The education Department is a partner in the Tuvalu National AIDS Committee and has helped develop an HIV AIDS strategy for Tuvalu.

Education Structure


There is history linked to pre-schooling in Tuvalu. Education in those days began as a missionary initiative and like many countries in the pacific, informal/non formal education made up the curricular where the age of students is unimportant. After proper education systems were established age of students became a determining factor resulting in over-aged students leaving preschools. Parents preference for more form of formal education declined the popularity of pre-schools.

Today, pre-schools or more technically referred to as Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) provides schooling for children of 3 - 5 year olds. From a humble beginning, a total of 19 ECE centres have been registered nationwide. More teachers are qaulified; of the 55 teachers, 29 are qualified. Many qualified teachers received a teaching certificate through a two-year course at the Tuvalu USP Centre. many qualified teachers have started the programme last year.

All ECCE centres are community supported. Salaries for teachers are also paid for by the community with a small assistance grant from the government specifically allocated for salaries. Despite this, the government is the major supplier of resources to each centre.

In recognition of the positive impact this sector has on the overall upbringing of a child, the National ECE Policy had been endorsed by Cabinet last month. With the support of the government, the ECE sector have a brighter and long lasting future.


The Primary Education sector comprises of Year 1 to Year 8. There are 10 primary schools, one on each island except Funafuti, the main capital island, with two primary schools. All children get promoted at the end of each Year until Year 8 where students have to sit the National Year Eight Examination, an entrance examination to Motufoua Secondary School. Students who are not successful in this examination are allowed to repeat Year 8.


There are 2 secondary schools in Tuvalu, with the best of the best called Motufoua Secondary School.

Interim Curriculum

This curriculum began development in an L4C Workshop.

Form 2

Form 5, Vocational 1

We will be studying a total of nine units in this course ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to Injury Prevention and First Aid. more coming

Current Development in ICT