Church opens $8m college

Students of the newly opened CMF International College. Picture: ATU RASEA

THE $8m Christian Mission Fellowship International College was officially opened in Newtown, Nasinu yesterday.
CMF president Reverend Suliasi Kurulo said the CMF family had a double celebration with the opening of the college and the ground breaking ceremony of phase two of the project.

“Phase one is the opening of this three storey building that has 20 rooms and a two story administration block and an office building with a school canteen,” Mr Kurulo said. “Phase two was the ground breaking ceremony of the three storey special classrooms that will have science and research labs, industrial arts, library and technology.”

For the third phase of the project, the church plans to build a multipurpose hall, a playground for children and to fence the property.

“Today (yesterday) we have almost 1000 students attending CMF Primary School and in two years’ time, there will be 1000 students attending the CMF International College with more than 100 teachers, office staff, security and the school care taker.” He added this would now provide the opportunity for the children to be trained through Christ. “We did this because we have observed the value of education and the impact it brings to a family, the community and the nation,” he added. “This building will stand here as a testimony that one generation’s sacrifice will be the platform for the next generation’s blessings.”