ʻATENISI INSTITUTE

An institute for critical education in the South Pacific

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FUTA HELU’S DREAM KEEPS COMING TRUE

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For the 40th year, ‘Atenisi Institute continues to offer tertiary courses in social science, humanities, mathematics, science, and the arts … culminating in a B.A. or B.Sc. degree received ad eundem at the University of Auckland.

In 2014 the faculty will boast four PhD scholars, a celebrated vocalist and musician, plus an adjunct instructor from the Alliance Française. The institute’s alumni include Drs Robin Havea (sr lecturer mathematics, USP/Suva), Siosifa Ika (analyst, human services dept., Western Aus.), and ‘Opeti Taliai (dean & senior lecturer anthropology, ‘Atenisi) … and three government ministers, ‘Eiki Tu’i’āfitu (health), Dr Viliami Uasike Lātu (commerce), and Siosifa Tu’utafaiva (police).

The institute has been registered by TNQAB through mid–2015. And for the past year, its financial affairs have been managed by Mele Finau Tu’ilotolava, currently unconditionally licensed to practice law in both Tonga and New Zealand.

BUILD STRONG COMMUNITIES: LEARN THE DEEPER MEANINGS OF AGE-OLD CONCEPTS SUCH AS JUSTICE, RIGHTS AND EDUCATION!

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Futa Helu Memorial Lecture 2014

Jenner Contrasts Ancient Athens and Sparta

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Last update: 21 September 2014. Read more in… Jenner lecture

Academic Year 2014

Consult the 2014 calendar for weeks of instruction, examination, graduation, and break(s).

Last update: 21 September 2014. Read more in… academic year 2014

FESTIVAL OF DEMOCRACY IN TONGA — JUNE 2014

‘Atenisi has offered generations of Tongan student lessons in critical inquiry and in freedom of speech. The pedagogical method of teaching is employed as the central way of teaching here at ‘Atenisi. It is anchored in the classics and philosophy which the late founder Prof ‘Ilaisa Futa Helu emphatically stressed are the keys with which one uses to open the door to understanding of the complexity of personal, social and political demands of life.

Last update: 21 September 2014. Read more in… democracy festival

'ATENISI — NEXT STEP AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

Studies overseas have shown that, by age 50, liberal arts graduates begin to out-earn graduates in the technical disciplines. There now remain only two secular routes to the Bachelor of Arts degree here in Tonga – home-grown ‘Atenisi and the local centre of USP, whose flagship campus is in Fiji.

Last update: 21 September 2014. Read more in… apply for 2014