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$20m college

Jone Kalouniviti
Thursday, February 13, 2014

THE opening of a new $20million complex marked a new beginning for Fulton College yesterday at Sabeto, Nadi.

Yesterday ended five years of insecurity for students and staff and also marked a new era for the people of Sabeto.

College principal Dr Stephen Currow said the $20m was the total cost beginning from landscaping the area to the construction of the multipurpose hall, the classrooms, administration centre to the dormitories and living quarters for staff and married students.

"Well the five-year wait is finally over and we now have a new home," Dr Currow said.

"This new complex sits on an area of 58 acres given to us by the people of Sabeto, we are forever thankful to the Tui Sabeto and his people who came in numbers today to witness the opening."

The complex was opened by the Minister of Education, Filipe Bole, and the world president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dr Ted Wilson.

Mr Bole said the institute, which is recognised as a university by the Fiji Higher Education Commission, had been in the region for over a century.

"They are a key stakeholder of education in Fiji which is why the government has fully supported them," Mr Bole said.

"This new facility will now be responsible for the education of many generations to come not only in Fiji but for the region."

Students of Fulton College have also been supported through the government's scholarship initiatives.

Yesterday also formally ended the institution's 75-year relationship with Korovou, Tailevu, where it was originally based.

About 600 people attended the event.








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