Tongan Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni officiated at the opening of new technology facilities at Beulah Adventist College on May 26.
The Prime Minister, who is also the nation’s Education Minister, praised the school and its management for the achievement, which has seen new teaching and learning resources, and new network infrastructure added to the school.
“[The] government’s vision for education in Tonga is to offer the best education and learning to our children,” Prime Minister Sovaleni said.
“This academic year has a lot of challenges and the only thing we can do is change our presentation of education and invest in our teachers so that they have the technical knowledge to be able to assist our children.
“We invest in our children’s future as the new way of education for us and I applaud Beulah College for taking the lead in this important field.”
The new facilities, costing TOP$200,000, were made possible through the financial support of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tonga, Beulah Ex-Students Associations—USA and New Zealand, Allira Housing Committee (Australia), Tonga Mission Education Department, Old Scholars Association, Parents and Teachers Association, and other donors.
The school has also recently added a new industrial arts building, funded by the World Bank, with additional resources funded by former students of the school.
“Beulah College has shown total involvement of the home, school, church and the wider community for the success of these projects,” said Trans Pacific Union Mission education director Mele Vaihola.
“I thank everyone who was involved in making these projects a reality and I praise God for their sacrifice and commitment. Such great opportunities for the teachers and students to have these resources and I believe these resources will contribute significantly to the learnings of the students.”