Niue’s villages are the focus of Internet Niue’s current sponsorship programme. The IUSN Foundation that funds Internet Niue presents a $500 grant to each village council at the village’s annual show day. Foundation chief executive Per Darnell says the wifi service is free to villagers, but transmitters are normally hosted on land or buildings under … Read more …
Internet Niue and its service provider RockET Systems have been speaking up in international forums on behalf of internet users in Niue and the wider Pacific. RockET director Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui says it’s important that the global internet community is constantly reminded of the internet access issues faced by small Pacific Islands. “Satellite connections such as … Read more …
Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, director of Internet Niue’s service provider RockET Systems Limited, has been elected to the board of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the world-wide Internet Society (PICISOC). He will also serve as PICISOC secretary for two years. The chapter, which represents the interests of Oceania-Pacific internet users, seeks to provide impartial and relevant advice … Read more …
Schooling in Niue is compulsory, secular and free for all children aged 5 to 14. At more advanced grades, instruction is delivered in English.
Niuean tends to be the language of family and village life, and English the language of business. Most Niueans are fluent in both languages.
There is one primary school (including a pre-school) and one high school; both have rolls of around 200. Niue follows the New Zealand curriculum and Niue High School has been accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Teaching resources, however, include materials especially designed for a Pacific Island context.
Niue has implemented Levels 1 and 2 of the New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA), in keeping with the changes made in New Zealand senior secondary assessment, and is moving to implement Level 3.
University or other tertiary education is available only overseas. Students are selected for further training and supported by government scholarships and then return to take up government jobs, such as physicians or nurses, engineers, technicians, administrators and managers, teachers, and mechanics.