Tevita Hala Palefau
|Minister for Education, Women's Affairs and Culture|
25 January 2005 – 2010
|Preceded by||Paul Bloomfield|
|Succeeded by||ʻAna Taufeʻulungaki|
Palefu began his career as a teacher at Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College in Vava'u in 1979. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji in 1985, and completed a Masters of Science at the University of Technology in Perth, Australia in 1993. He later completed a PhD at the University of Toronto in Canada. From 1996 to 1997 he was principal of Taufa'ahau Pilolevu College in Ha'apai, and he was principal of Tupou College from 1997 to 20000. In 1998 he was ordained as a Methodist Minister.