The Malua Theological College end of year graduation passed quietly with little fanfare last weekend with only a church service where diplomas and degrees in theology studies were handed out.
There were 20 graduates this year and the church service was restricted only to the parents.
Strictly no children were allowed as declared under the national state of emergency for the measles epidemic, in a public gathering.
The annual Malua graduation for future serving ministers of the church is normally a big, crowded occasion, where families celebrate with the graduates.
College Principal, Rev. Ma’afala Lima could not be reached for a comment but the Tamaligi Office of the EFKS Church confirmed that the church service was a small token event to hand out certificates to the graduates.
The church was mindful of the restrictions under the state of emergency order.
The church service was held at the Malua Hall for mothers of the EFKS Church.
The successful graduates will serve as understudies for 2 years either in the church or elsewhere outside the church, before they are eligible to become fully ordained ministers to serve in a congregation.