9 April 2018
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) deployed 25 Aptus devices and 250 high-quality tablet computers in Tonga on 10 April 2018, following Cyclone Gita, which hit the country in February. The storm destroyed power grids and schools, causing a disruption in teaching schedules. It also affected routine teaching in some schools and forced children to take classes in tents.
Following a meeting between COL President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar and Tonga’s Minister of Education and Training, Honourable Penisimani Fifita, during the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Fiji, COL arranged to send Aptus devices to assist the Ministry in restoring classroom teaching in Tongan schools and colleges.
“Aptus would transform the classroom experience in Tonga,” said Honourable Fifita during the formal handover event at the Ministry in Nuku’alofa. The Ministry appointed the Tonga Institute of Higher Education (TIHE) as the lead agency to deploy Aptus in various schools.
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