Home | News    Wednesday 16 June 2010

Corrected: John Garang University signs collaboration agreement with US Universities


Corrects John Garang University instead of Institute

June 15, 2010 (BOR) – John Garang’s learning University for science and technology in Jonglei state has signed a collaboration agreement with a number of American universities in the area of sharing expertise.

Prof. Agrey A. Majok (L) of Dr. John Memorial University, Joseph King of Texas A&M University look on as Prof. Kamal Mohamed of State University of New York signs the agreement of collaboration in Bor on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 (ST)The agreement was signed on Tuesday in Bor town by the University and Khartoum University with the University of New York and A&M University in Texas. Other two universities of Iowa and Michigan were listed as willing members of the consortium and were represented by non-active staff during the meeting.

The American universities would share expertise in the areas of training and research as well as conduct students exchange visits with the two Sudanese higher learning institutions. The training and research will be on fish conservation, dairy production, environmental studies, water management and cereal crops production and management.

Established after formation of the Government of Southern Sudan about four years ago, Dr. John Garang University of Science and Technology, though facing difficulties, was upgraded to the level of university during elections campaigns promises by President Omer Hassan el-Bashir.

Prof. Agrey A. Majok of Dr. John Garang Memorial University, signed on behalf of the Institute, Joseph King of Texas’s A&M University signed on behalf of the university while Prof. Kamal Mohamed signed on behalf of University of New York.

Local and international participants hailed the agreement as a milestone that paves the way for a memorandum of understanding to be reached by the collaboration partners in the near future.

Jonglei state governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, welcomed the agreement and urged the academicians to utilize the "untapped resources" in his state’s populous and vast, but underdeveloped area "in order to answer specific questions of economic concerns."

He further praised the Vice Chancellor of Dr. John Garang Memorial University, Prof. Agrey Ayuen Majok, for the success of the agreement, which he said, was a fruit of his last year’s visit to the US.

Prof. Ayuen revealed to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that the collaboration agreement will open the door for further separate talks between Dr. John Garang Memorial University and some other US universities to finalize their respective memorandum of understanding.

"Each of the American Universities, based on this agreement we have signed today, will then have a memorandum of understanding with Dr. John Memorial University of Science and Technology and thereafter we will begin the process of implementations," he said.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 16 June 2010 02:50, by Dinka Boy

    John Garang Institute faculties has done excellence agreement with the higest institutions in the USA so that our students gain respected skills. The school need to introduced Business management,Finance, Marketing, Economics, HR, Enviromental studies( agriculture, wildlife,tourism, and biology), nursing, and related courses through their exchange. The Government of Jonglei State need to work on the ways to facilitate this agreement and if it works,they have to exchange the tallented ones that can represent Dr John Garang Institute accademically. Other the agreement is great if it happen.

    repondre message

    • 16 June 2010 06:17, by Angelo Ajiech Manyuat

      Thanks Dr. John’s institution staffs for your initiative & brilliant idea ever. In fact, I really appreciated your excellent job so far because linking our unversities with western Universities will enhance our standard of education. Opposite to that, we need better education in South Sudan so that our children will not go to east Africa again for better education. I wish that the GOSS will put education and development in their agenda as top priorities. Lastly, I hope that other Universities in the South will do the same thing.

      repondre message

  • 16 June 2010 08:19, by RAHELA GARANG

    That is a step forward, well done everyone. I think the local tribes in South Sudan should just focuse on the war of education rathar than killing each other. A well informed person thinks differently from a non informed person, who doesn’t want to get that chance of exchange studies to learn new ideas and see things on a different pespective? The most disappointing thing with our people is that when someone comes up with such a good idea, the people who thing they know more tend to interfere and turn things inside-out. We should instead support people like Agrey Ayuen and his staff to do more for the sake of our own Counrty.

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

South Sudan’s universities should explore other revenues 2019-03-17 20:33:06 By Ukongo Benson Athia Of recent, it transpired that the five public universities dons have advanced their cause to increase the tuition fees for the students. I have seen such complaints of (...)

Pressure from the people in Sudan 2019-03-17 10:55:35 The longer genuine political and economic reform is delayed in Sudan, the greater the risk of wider instability and deepening economic crisis. By Rosalind Marsden President Omar al-Bashir, who (...)

Sudan’s al-Bashir burnt the boats before crossing 2019-03-11 06:19:03 By Mahmoud a. Suleiman Second Military Coup D’état of Omer Bashir will Not Protect him from his inevitable fate at the hands of the uprising Sudanese people The angry uprising men, women and (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)

The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions Joins the Declaration of Freedom and Change 2019-03-10 21:16:50 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 th March 2019 The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions announced on Sunday 10th March that it was joining the revolutionary forces (...)

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.