VURA Community High School officially opened their new form six arts classroom building and a new computer laboratory on Friday.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Vura School Principal Allan Ketei has highlighted that this occasion was indeed a milestone and a dream come through for the school.
He said Vura School has been dreaming of having this project some years back to upgrade to Form Six with improved the facilities.
“It was December 2016 that this Forms Six 6 classroom projects started, after some consultation with the Assets Division of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHR), Honiara City Council and the School Board.
Mr Ketei stated the total funding was estimated at around $1.5 million.
He said out from the total amount MEHRD has donated $800,000.00 and the rest was from school fundraisings effort, school grant and school fees he said.
“Today I’m pleased to announce that this building project has finally accommodated the new Form Six classroom, Tutor’s office, two Form 5 classes, two Form (2) classes and a computer lab.
“This above scenario has given us part of the picture for access as far as education for all is concerned. Not only that but also providing quality and a safe learning environment for our students”.
The school principal also took the time to acknowledge the Victor Suriniu Anilafa (VSA) construction
“For the hard work, cordial relationship during you time here and fulfillment of the entire task required for the completion of this project,” Mr Ketei said.
“On behalf of the Honiara City Education Authority, school board of managements, I also take this opportunity to sincerely acknowledge and express our profound appreciation to everyone, parents, Staff, students both of present and past, including MEHRD, Advance Technologies companies, Live and learn, Rapid Employment group, New Chapter and others for the support you’ve rendered to the school especially to this project.
“I salute you all for the dedication, perseverance despite of challenges faced in the course of the work.
“The road to our destination is not that easy as one might be able to think but, thank God for his guiding leadership has given us a completion of this great achievement,” Mr Ketei said.
By LYNNISSHA RUNA