"Iuliu Maniu" Technical College from its beginings
The documentary testify of the school is from 1886 with the name of Professional School. In time it had a series of
changes due to the evolution of the Romanian society.Thus,
in 1953 it passes under the tutelage of The Regional Direction of The Work
Resources from Oradea, and from 1956 passes
under the guidance of The Popular Conference of the Crisana
Region, with the name of Crafts
Starting with 1964 it functions as Professional School,
and from 1974, by means of the 354/1974 Decree, The Simleu
Silvaniei Mechanical High School is established.
Between 1978-1989 the high school had the name of Metallurgy
Industrial High School. After 1989 the name of the high school was changed
into The "Iuliu Maniu"
School Group, and since 2004 it has the name of The "Iuliu Maniu" Technical College.
Iuliu Maniu - the spiritual
master of the college
Romanian politician, president of the Romanian National
Peasants’ Party. Born in Transylvania (in the village Badacin,
at 5 km
away from Simleu Silvaniei),
he helped organize the Romanian National Movement before and after World War I.
In 1918 he lead the Romanian provisional government.
As prime minister from 1928 to 1930, he suggested liberal reforms, which were
soon abrogated by King Carol II. He was briefly prime minister again between 1932-1933. Maniu opposed
the dictatorship of King Carol II and general Ion Antonescu.
Denounced as a reactionary by the Communists, he was convicted of treason in
1947 and was given a life sentence. He was unofficially reported to have died