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RVI donates public address system to Rumbek school


By Manyang Mayom

May 29, 2009 (RUMBEK) — The Rift Valley Institute donated a public address system to Rumbek Senior Secondary School on Friday afternoon. The system’s portable microphone will help administrators address the school at parade during morning hours.

According RVI chairman John Ryle, this public address system has a portable microphone using a wireless system.

The microphone was handed over to the school’s headmaster Gabriel Malieng, witnessed by Professor Akolde Tier as well as John Ryle who was closing his institute’s course about the Sudan, which is held at the school premises. Ryle aims to return again in the same month in 2010 for the next Sudan course.

“This is not the first time RVI has helped the school administration,” said headmaster Malieng.

He said that the intake this year for classes is 590 students, leaving 200 students without classrooms. They sit outside waiting for lessons but there is no room for them in which a teacher can teach them. The headmaster added that he has been talking with state authority to reconstruct two classrooms for these students standing by so that they can attend their lessons.

However, a former student of Rumbek Senior Secondary School focused on the positive development of the new microphone system. Professor Akolde Tier, who attended the school in late 1959, said that this is what development means, getting good things one by one. He referred to the former period during which there was no microphone system in school.

Professor Akolde went to primary school in the late 1950s in Cueibet County, his own hometown, together with Lakes state Governor Daniel Awet Akot. Both came from the same clan of Joth, a part of the sub-tribe in Cueibet county.

RVI furthermore on Thursday night organized a dinner at Palm-tree Hotel, during which the governor of Lakes state, Daniel Awet, said “I am not a real politician,” but assured participants that he was a fighter.

“I am happy to be here with my brother Akolde whom I when to school with at Cueibet Day School in 1950. Today we are all working in different fields: I am now working in government as a commander — some years back leading a powerful operation to success — and presently as governor; now indeed professor Akolde Tier is working as lecturer at the university,” he said.

Awet affirmed that Rumbek Senior Secondary School will remain in its original place because it is an historic school, so the university will be located in other part of the town.

In 2006, Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir had promoted the school into University of Rumbek while promising that Rumbek state hospital would be upgraded into a teaching hospital. Neither promise was fulfilled.


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  • 31 May 2009 08:56, by Juba Lira

    Dinka are your lords people.

    without Dinka you will be eaten alife in South Sudan here.

    simple like you wil do nothing good.
    we married a girl by 300 cows which is impossible.
    for you the dowry is 2 chikens, 1 jerrican of Honey 5 bottle of beer, 2 bowl of cassava Asida. 2 sacks of Insects[ termites] Ngong-ngong.


    Juba Lira married Equatoria girls you are my good in-laws for nothing.

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  • 31 May 2009 09:28, by Mayom Mading Agau

    First of all i would like to thank the RVI chairman John Ryle for such progressive development towards our Lakes’ students in term of school assets and education itself.

    I also thank our Lakes State’s Honorable Governor Daniel Awet for not destroying the historic old Rumbek Secondary school to be renovated as University.

    It’s true that Rumbek University can be built somewhere around Rumbek and this is the real development for the new site rather than destroying the already made Rumbek secondary school!

    Only through investment in education that we can always be able to remember our past struggles, heros/heroine, history, and our Southern Sudanese freedom fighters.

    "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers, said John F. Kennedy."


    Mayom Mading Agau...from Australia.

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    • 17 June 2009 06:13, by abel sabit

      Mr Mayom Mading, What did Daniel Awat Akot do in Lake state? Because Awat been in this position for awhile and there is no changes in whole Lake state, So all we need as elder of Lake state with his counties we just want Mr Awat Akot to step down for a while so that we can get somebody who is better then Awat and have skill. We can not just keep illiterate person in this big position and he doesn’t know what to do for his position as governorship. And Awat with some ministers of lake state are using money for Alcohol and pay women to have sex with them. They are not building school,road, hospital and so on. Is that what we call a good leader? He is not a good leader at all if there no all this staff, like school, hospital, road.That mean we still behind of everythings..thanks

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      • 19 June 2009 16:45, by Adok Liei

        Juba Lira, Let me laugh first before i mention anything in this article, hahahahahah, what are you trying to say, let’s just be specific to the points not promoting hatred among our neighborhoods, i appreciated the helped from RVI to Rumbek school-let our leaders practice their leadership till our time comes, what goes around comes around, that leadership will still passes around us one time, my bickering goes to Lieutenants, Commanders, generals, commissioners, brigadiers and so on for their being arrogant to other people in lakes State, there will be no change unless you change from pride to humble, I really abhorred and detest about that at all.

        Eating a food in Lakes State is even done hierarchically, working on the road hierarchically, playing cards hierarchically, that is nonsense, it is ridiculous, if that thing exist than youth with no rank will form another movement so we get rid of all this messes around us.

        Thank you

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