Kiribati opens new USP campus
November 4, 2015 5:13 pm
The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong officially opened the newly-built Kiribati campus of The University of the South Pacific yesterday.
Construction of the new three storey building commenced in late 2014, and was funded through an Asian Development Bank (ADB) soft loan of US$3.6 million.
The building comprises four teaching rooms, lecture theatre, library, book shop, video-conference room, computer lab, science lab, an Atoll Research Centre, College of Foundation Studies and Student Academic Services offices, Flexible Learning room and staff offices on the top two floors.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, President Tong described the completion of the new campus as the beginning of a new chapter in higher education for Kiribati.
The new Kiribati campus will be fully operational from Semester I, 2016.