THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus is now using its newly completed classroom complex in Chinatown to host its daily tutorial and lectures.
The new classroom building is located just opposite the Coronation Christian School at Chinatown and is owned by a Chinese businessman.
The new location was necessary following last April’s flash flood that washed away part of the western ground of the Mokolo building, which USPSI has been renting over the years.
After the flooding, USPSI shifted its tutorial and lectures to St. Nicholas and Honiara High school.
USPSI administrative co-ordinator Layson Levelast month told the paper, they they’ve secured this new building to host the classes, the Mokolo building will no longer be used.
Mokolo building is owned by businessman and MP for Malaita Outer Islands.
The new classroom houses two lecture theatres upstairs with four tutorial rooms plus the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) office downstairs and offices of the academic staff.
Since last week work on partitioning, electrical, installation of air-conditions and windows, installation of computers and other IT facilities have been made.
The students will be using the Chinatown base until the Doma campus in North West Guadalcanal is completed.
A visit by the Solomon Star early this week revealed students are now using the classrooms for their lectures and tutorials.
By MOFFAT MAMU