South Sudan’s first lady aids over 2,000 school children

March 14, 2018 (JUBA) – The first lady of South Sudan, Mary Ayen has distributed school bags to children in Akon county of Gogrial state.
Over 2,000 children benefited from the scholastic materials.
“I want to urge the mothers to send their children to school because education is important. During the liberation struggle, many children could get opportunities for education”, Ayen said in a statement.
The first lady also used the occasion to appeal to those who took up arms against the (…)


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South Sudan recalls students on scholarship in Zimbabwe

January 24, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has decided to recall some of the students on scholarship to Zimbabwe following a resolution made by its council of ministers during a meeting held in the first of week of January this year.
“On its sitting of January 5th, 2018, council of ministers directed Hon. Minister of finance and planning to settle students’ financial claims immediately,” partly reads a letter Sudan Tribune obtained.
It added, “Students who are graduating in (…)


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Bahr el Ghazal varsity forms College of Agriculture

January 11, 2018 (WAU) – The University of Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan’s Wau state has established and an Agricultural College and a Diploma programme in Economics starting this academic year.
The university’s academic secretary, Peter Gore said the registration of new entrants admitted started on Monday and takes two weeks.
“It is a good opportunity to tell the public that we have a new college which is a College of Agriculture and we also have an institute for diploma programme in (…)


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S. Sudan to settle unpaid fees for students in Zimbabwe

January 2, 2018 (WAU) – The South Sudanese government on Tuesday vowed to pay all the outstanding tuition fees demanded from its students currently studying on scholarship in Zimbabwe.
Last year, students occupied the South Sudanese embassy in the capital, Harare after universities threatened to dismiss to non-payment of tuition fees.
But South Sudan’s Minister of Higher Education Yien Oral Lam told assured the population that all the unpaid arrears would be sorted.
“The government is (…)


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UN supports education in S. Sudan pastoralist communities

November 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government in partnership with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have unveiled on an initiative to provide extended education services to nomadic pastoralist communities.
Officially launched on Thursday, the Pastoralist Livelihoods and Education Field Schools (PLEFS) and the Pastoralist Education Program Strategy Framework will reportedly offer active and (…)


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240 South Sudanese get scholarships to Chinese universities

September 2, 2017 (JUBA) – At least 240 South Sudanese students have been awarded scholarships to study in various Chinese universities.
The charge d’affaires at the Chinese embassy in Juba, Li Xiangfeng, said the scholarships cover economics, agriculture, international relations and medicine fields.
“I would like to appeal to our scholars to come back to South Sudan for a stronger state building of their nation and a better livelihood of the people,” Xiangfeng told Xinhua.
“Furthermore, you (…)


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240 South Sudanese get scholarships to Chinese universities

September 2, 2017 (JUBA) – At least 240 South Sudanese students have been awarded scholarships to study in various Chinese universities.
The charge d’affaires at the Chinese embassy in Juba, Li Xiangfeng, said the scholarships cover economics, agriculture, international relations and medicine fields.
“I would like to appeal to our scholars to come back to South Sudan for a stronger state building of their nation and a better livelihood of the people,” Xiangfeng told Xinhua.
“Furthermore, you (…)


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