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University Facts why Lo'au University is the first in Moana
- Lo'au University was appointed by the Board of Founders of CUAM Foundation University at Benevento in Italy in January 2014 as one of the 72 partner universities to run its educational and scientific research programs.
- Lo'au University is in partnership with CUAM to run a health global project with a budget of $300 millions under the funding programs known as Horizon 2020 by the European Commission.
- Lo'au University is currently recruiting students, lecturers, researchers and staff from different parts of the world to studyng and working in its online educational programs, activities and operation.
- Lo'au University offers scholarships and financial assistance of approx $10 miilions per year to students from around the world to study for their Proficieny Level One (PLOne)/BA, PLTwo/MA and PLThree/PhD Degrees.
Lo'auan New Changes to its Educational Program after Review of its Operation since its Official Launch in 2014
- Lo'au Scholarship in the Kingdom of Tonga and other Moanan Islands will no longer operate under the Annual Registration Fees of $100 per year but with a new payment system known as Registration and Admission of $300 for BA students, $600 for MA and $900 for PhD students (per year);
- Ma'ananga Scholarship for overseas students from Western societies will stay the same with the payments of $1,500 for BA students per year, $2,500 for MA and PhD with $5,000 (per year);
Lo'au University the First in the Kingdom of Tonga to award special skills, knowledge and wisdom of people.
(Lo'auans with Professor Siosiua Lafitani and Lord Tangipa) The First Certificate Awards in the Institute of Ha’a, Lineages, Encouragement of Lo’au University was taken place on Saturday 25th of June, 2016, in their Ma’ananga Headquarters at Lokupo, Pahu, Kingdom of Tonga. There were 22 Recipients altogether but only 15 of them were available for the day. It was awarded by the Dean of the University, Langimama’o Professor Siosiua Lafitani, and there were about 50 people attended in the Ceremony.
Some of the Recipients were from the Lo’auan BA, MA and PhD students of the University, others were people from different Lineages and their extended families who requested for advices from the University, and the rest were people from the Lineages who are closely associated with the University.
First Certificate Awards of Lo'au University in its Institute of Ha'a, Lineages, Encouragement on Saturday 25th of June 2016
The Institute of Ha'a, Lineages, Encouragement of the Lo'au University is presented its First Certificate Awards to 20 Recipients this Saturday at Ma'ananga Centre in Lokupo of Pahu in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Presenter of Certificates, and Keynote Speaker, is Langimama'o Professor Siosiua Lafitani - Dean of the University. The Program for Saturday and information about the Recipeints are shown below.
PROGRAM FOR FIRST CERTIFICATE AWARDS OF LO'AU UNIVERSITY IN ITS EXTRA-CURRICULUM PROGRAM AT THE INSTITUTE OF HA'A, LINEAGES, ENCOURAGEMENT
10.00am - Seating of Guests
10.30am - Opening Prayer by Rev Dr Ma'afu Palu of Sia'atoutai Theological College of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga
10.15am - Welcome Speech by Mr Viliami 'Atelea Afeaki (Lo'au Lehaapoto of Falefa and Faleha'akili Lineages, MA student in Tongan Culture at the School of Ethno-science and Humanities and Secretary of Ha'a Lo'au Committee)
Every Saturday at 10.30am until 1pm is the Seminar Series by students regarding their individual studies, be they BA, MA or PhD students. This is with the advice and advice of the Dean of the University, Professor Siosiua Lafitani (Lo’au Langimama’o). Since May, 15 students have presented seminars on their studies with very positive and productive discussions between them and the audience.
For the Talanoa-Thinking Session every Monday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, Langimama’o has been running classes on the 7 Fono (Principals) of Lo’au University in talking and writing, including introduction to Philosophy and Logic. This session can differentiate Lo’auan students from other students in Tonga and overseas. It also teaches students about Lo’au as a University and Lineage at the same token, which is unique in Tonga, Moana and worldwide.
The traditional Tongan food shown were prepared by Lo’auan students from the Institute of Community Encouragement and School of Rational Studies for the arrival of Luseane Nakao-Tuita Lafitani, the wife of the Dean of Lo’au University, Professor Siosiua Lafitani PhD, from Australia early this month.
This was led by Talilotu Tupou (Ma’u ‘i Mo’unga) in the Institute whose expertise is cooking of traditional and modern dishes. Tupou cooked Luseane’s food in the ‘umu with the support of Sosefo ‘Otutaha (Ma’u ‘o e Fonua), George Hurrell, Soane Patita, Faka’anaua Savieti and Fainga Savieti – all are Lilevai Lo’auans from Ngele’ia. Tupou is enrolling in cooking on the Extra-curriculum Programs of the Institute, and he looks forward to receiving his Certificate on cooking in 2017.
The first Certificate Recipients of this Extra-curriculum Program will be awarded this Saturday 25th of June in the Kingdom of Tonga.