August 9, 2009 (RUMBEK) — A government delegation arrived to the capital of Lakes State to discuss arrangements for the opening of Rumbek University this academic year.
During a visit in February 2006 to the Lakes State, President Omer Al-Bashir had pledged to open a university there. Rumbek University is the fourth southern Sudanese after Juba, Upper Nile and BahrEl Ghazal universities.
A delegation from the National Fund for Students Care (NFSC) arrived in Rumbek, to discuss with the state authorities the admissions and the housing arrangements of the future students.
The delegation is composed of Badr Eddin Mohamed of NFSC and professor Samuel Machar, secretary general of Rumbek University, Abdellah Mohamed Ahmed of NFSC Bhar ElGazal and Gordon Dot, director of public relations at Rumbek University.
Rumbek University is jointly funded by the federal government and southern Sudan government.
In August 2008, the Southern Sudan government allocated 10 million Sudanese Pound to the establishment of the Rumbek University.