Sat, 29 Oct 1994

Popular high school opens new facilities

JAKARTA (JP): Canisius College, a senior and junior high school on Jl. Menteng Raya in Central Jakarta, today opened a new four-story building.

Harijanto S.J., the secretary of Yayasan Budi Siswa, the owner of the college, told The Jakarta Post yesterday that the new facility comprises of a number of laboratories for language, biological, chemical and computer practices, as well as eight classrooms, a health unit and a clubroom for the school's alumni.

"The new facility is expected to help support the introduction of the new educational curriculum," he said, adding that the building will be officially inaugurated by the city's archbishop Leo Soekoto, S.J. on Friday.

Canisius College, one of the city's favorite schools, was founded in 1927.

A new chairman of the alumni association will be elected today, and other activities called "Back to College" will also be held.

A number of high ranking officials of the current cabinet graduated from the school, including Minister of Public Housing Akbar Tandjung, Minister of Trade Satrio Budiardjo Joedono, Minister of Environment Sarwono Kusumaatmadja and Minister of National Development Planning/Chairman of the National Development Planning Board Ginandjar Kartasasmita. They are expected to attend the ceremony. (icn)