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Unity state’s troubled Mayom county celebrate graduations


By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

November 28, 2011 (BENTIU) - More than two hundred students who finished their 2010 secondary and primary education certificates were congratulated by the Mayom community on Saturday at an event in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state.

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Students of Mayom county attending the ceremony at Augustino Hall in Bentiu 27, Nov 2011 (Bonifacio Taban for Sudan Tribune)

The celebration for the students from the troubled county was attended by Member of Parliaments, ministers and advisors and local chiefs.

Mayom county has been affected the worst by continuing clashes between the national army (SPLA) and the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) rebel movement in Unity state. The SSLA says it is fighting the South Sudanese state because of corruption and tribalism.

Peter Dak Khan, the Unity state MP for Mayom said he appreciated the efforts of the students from the area in passing their exams. He said that the students leaving secondary school would now be able to apply to go to university.

James Wuor Nhial, a student from Mayom county, urged the government to make it possible for students to study in Mayom and bring peace to the area.

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Peter Dak Khan briefing the media about Mayom students’ ceremony in Unity State 27, Nov 2011 (Bonifacio Taban for Sudan Tribune)

“We are having a very big problem in Mayom, children, mother[s] and elder[ly people] are now dying" he said. The deaths of people in Mayom were a "surprise" and were causing a lot of "suffering" Nhial said.

Students, he said, had found it hard to focus on studying when many were discovering that relatives had been killed in the fighting. It was also effecting relations between Mayom students and students from other counties in Unity state, Nhial said.

He added that state and national government needed to find ways to end the rebellions in Unity state through a peaceful process and protect civilians.

Local chiefs from Mayom county who attended the occasion urged the students to take education seriously, as it would help solve the problems of Unity state and Mayom in the long term.

The chiefs called upon the government officials in Unity state to engage in peaceful dialogue and negotiations with those who had grievances.

Many students in Mayom this year had not received the best learning compared to others years due to unrest conflicts in the area.


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  • 29 November 2011 07:08, by Nuerone Mafitabu

    That is a good news to all southerns,those are our kids, let us not kill then people for our trouble in Mayom.
    Let them be save,they are our future for tomorrow.LET GOD BLESS THEM ALL.

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    • 29 November 2011 08:23, by omoni jr.

      How can students study and acquired their knowledge when their lives are threaten every time??

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  • 29 November 2011 08:52, by Madina Tonj

    Mr, Wour Nhial, the problem is among in your society why it is very easly for Neur in Unity to create rebel.? I think most part of blame goes to Nuers parents because they don’t teach their kids to be the peace maker. Now South Sudan has become a nation but you guys make no mistake,if you guys continus with such behavior then, your State will not get development and you will also face a punishmen

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    • 29 November 2011 11:37, by J P Puok

      Brother Madina or Sister Madina because that name indicates that you are family in Arabic and your comments sound like you are male. Ignorance is not an excuse to law! Nuer are in three states our country inhabiting more than 36 counties in all. And the only truoble county is Mayom county as reporter clearly explain to us here . Now if that is an issue what of the last four months inhumane killing

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      • 29 November 2011 11:45, by J P Puok

        continue: of children and women in Mayiendit county in unity state of the 36 counties I have just mentioned by HOLY people from Tonj county of which your name seggust you are of them.
        shall we claimed that the whole Tonj community condoned it or it is just a group of people of no clear picture of how our newly born country should coexist ! Blogging in ST means u are educated don’t betrayed us

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        • 29 November 2011 11:53, by J P Puok

          we the people of this website users as good for nothing semi iliterate fellows who can’t think beyond their ugly noses ! Hit nail on the head. Any problem in any part of this country is not unique to the area it is! think big and comment wise because pple are monitoring how we comment. Don’t draw a circle and encircle yourself in. Education cross boundary and be one of those learnt folk cheers !

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  • 29 November 2011 11:59, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    This is a good move. I appreciate those student from primary and secondary school who dedicated themselves to merely accomplish their dreams. I hope God will be with them forever and ever.
    However, I doubt that those students might learn the system of rebell since Mayom County is the center for all Nuer who rebel from the SPLM/SPLA since 1983 until this current time.

    By Augustino Deng.

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  • 29 November 2011 14:37, by khan junior

    Mayom oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mother-land oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This county must excel in every mean like it or not.More than two hundred students, that is a story to tell oneday.this stipulates that Bul can still prosper amid the difficulties.

    Go go go go go BUL KEEP GOING.

    10410 KHAN Jr.

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