Malua Theological College Announces 28 Successful Entry Exam Candidates for 2023 Intake

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The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s (CCCS) Malua Theological College has announced the 28 successful entrants who have passed the annual entrance exam for 2021.

The list was issued by School Principal and Head of the Malua Theological college, Rev Dr Vaitusi Lealaiauloto Nofoaiga.

The number has increased to 28 from the last years’ list where examiners had announced 23 names.

Out of the 28 who have passed the entrance exam, there are 12 locals from Samoa, 6 candidates from Aotearoa New Zealand, 8 from Australia and 2 from Hawaii, USA.

Passing the exam does not mean automatic entry to Malua. All 28 candidates are now subject to the Tautinoga – a stringent interview process that is conducted by the High Council of the EFKS Church, Komiti o Toeaina Faatonu, to test character, attitudes and former behaviour of candidates.

The criteria now also includes a medical certificate to ensure candidates have a clean bill of health before entering the theological college.

Malua Theological College PC: CCCS website.

Malua Theological College officially opened on the 24th September 1844 by Rev. George Turner and Rev. Charles Hardie of the London Missionary Society.

For more than one hundred and seventy years, Malua Theological College has provided training for future ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) and other partner Churches, as well as their spouses.

List of Successful Candidates for potential entry in 2023:

1. Amelika Tuimalatu, Apia i Sasae.

2. Asiel Daniel Tautiepa, Kuiniselani.

3. Clifton Gosta Sa’e, Auckland.

4. Eseneiaso Walter Fanolua, Vaimauga.

5. Faituga Aloaina, Malua.

6. Fatutolo Tuisuga, Niusauelese.

7. Fereti Faifua, Victoria.

8. Hamatapu Ete, Faleata.

9. Heti Leilua, Manukau.

10. Tafeta Tafunaina, Niu Sila i Saute.

11. Tefata Afatia Afualo, Laumua o Aotearoa.

12. Juergen Faamau, Apia i Sasae.

13. Lafaele Lapi, Faasaleleaga.

14. Leilua Faamate, Kuiniselani.

15. Malatele Affloilo Uelese, Faasaleleaga.

16. Manututuila Lasi Sooalo, Hawaii.

17. Molesi Sagapolutele, Hawaii.

18. Misela Leuluniu, Faasaleleaga.

19. Mualia Chromatic Semitone, Laumua o Aotearoa.

20. Nicholas Nanai Sio, Kuiniselani.

21. Nomeneta Alapati, Aana.

22. Raiseinland lose, Manukau.

23. Sosopo Mose Aiafi, Aana.

24. Talaia Reginald Talaia, Niusauelese Sisifo.

25. Tavita Arona, Malua.

26. Toeupu Kaisara, Aana.

27. Tuifao Masani, Niusauelese.

28. William Maligi Finau, Vitoria.