BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
SELWYN College School commemorated the handing over of their new computer lab which will help provide a competent internet research avenue for students and staffs of the school.
It was funded by the Royal Overseas League (ROSL) and members of their charity, the school and the Selwyn Old Students Association (SOSA) with a rough estimation of SBD$35,000.
In fact it was endorsed as part of the strategic goal of the Royal Overseas League (ROSL) charity which works to support and empower young people through providing a network of contact for academic research and study in leadership and development among members of the Commonwealth countries around the world.
Speaking during the handover ceremony yesterday, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, the Most Rev George Takeli said the establishment of this new computer lab will provide a competent avenue for both staff and students to conveniently carry out their academic research and studies from the premise of the school compound.
“It is also our hope that through this new computer research lab both staff and students will be better equipped to carry out their academic research to achieve higher academic excellence in their work and studies at Selwyn College from this.
“As well as an avenue to enable the school to achieve the vision and goal for education in our church school which is to teach true religion, sound learning and useful industry to equip students for strong moral leadership and effective governance in their families, communities and nation as whole,” he said.
Takeli says the success of implanting this new computer lab at the school has demonstrated a good working relationship between project partners in Australia and the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Principal of Selwyn College Reverend Bishop David Vunagi said the handing over of the computer lab is a wonderful gift to the school from ROSL Australia.
“I would like to register on behalf of the school our thanks and appreciation for what ROSL Australia have done in kindly funding this important undertaking for the improvement of our students knowledge in particular ICT,” he said
Present yesterday were, ROSL president Dr Jason Ronald, the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Rodrick Brazier, British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward, Archbishop of ACOM Rev Takeli, Chairman of the SOSA and Selwyn College students and Staff.