The school was renovated mainly due to a grant of HUF 1.5 billion (US$5.28 million) from the Hungarian budget. The school- currently named after Áron Tamási, one of the greatest Transylvanian writers and playwrights, was established in 1593 by the Jesuit order.
Headmaster György Laczkó said at the ceremony the renovation was possible with the help of Hungary, the Roman Catholic church in Transylvania and the personal support of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and speaker of the house László Kövér.
Miklós Soltész, Hungarian state minister for churches and national minorities said that while Hungary’s conservative government has fulfilled its duty of supporting ethnic Hungarians living abroad, the Hungarian community in Transylvania must also do its utmost to preserve its values and hand them down to future generations.
Title image: Hungarian state minister for churches and national minorities Miklós Soltész at the opening ceremony (MTI/Nándor Veres).