REPAIRS to the first teaching school in Fiji will go ahead as the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma launches its renovation project on Friday.
Church communication general secretary Reverend James Bhagwan said delegates would proceed to Davuilevu to witness one of the church's major projects in recent years.
General secretary Reverend Tevita Banivanua said Baker Hall was one of the church's historical buildings that needed urgent repairs.
"Baker Hall is a very historical building for us. This is the first teaching school in Fiji and the first technical college," Mr Banivanua said.
As one of the most imposing buildings in Fiji, the large building with a tower standing on a great hall at Davuilevu has been a landmark for the church and the Nausori township.
Baker Hall turned 100 in October of 2010 and is named after missionary Thomas Baker, who was killed and eaten at Navatusila in Navosa during a mission trip on July 21, 1867.
After the launch of the renovation of Baker Hall, delegates would then visit the Navuso Agricultural School.
The church was given the greenlight by the government to hold its annual conference for 40 hours this year.
Mr Banivanua said they had prioritised issues to discuss during the meeting because of time restriction.
The review of the church constitution, discussions of the connexional plan and the preparation for the church's golden jubilee celebration next year are high on the meeting agenda.