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S. Sudan higher education committee assesses private and foreign universities

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

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Assessment team and lecturers of Lich University, Bentiu, Unity state (ST)

March 23, 2012 (BENTIU) – A committee from the higher education ministry, tasked with assessing private and foreign universities in South Sudan is currently in Unity state.

The committee is assessing Lich university in Benitu, the state capital. Then will then travel to Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states.

Included in the committee are Vivian Kakuli Aggrey, chairperson and advisor in the ministry of higher education science and technology; Aleu Garang from the ministry of justice; and Benjamin Gabriel Apai, director general of external relations for the ministry of education, science and technology.

Kakuli told Voice of America radio in Lich university on Thursday that for a university to be recognised in South Sudan it must meet specific criteria including having a permanent building and qualified lecturers.

A student in the university’s human resources and industrial relations department, Thor Dak Khoak, said he was pleased that the committee are carrying out their assessments as it will instil students with confidence with their institutions.

A student from the faculty of accounting and finance, Peter Zimzim Desh, urged citizens to remain in the state for their education.

(ST)

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  • 25 March 2012 09:22, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    The committee have to assess the structures of the institution because most of them operate in schools they have to build their own structures to operate in

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  • 25 March 2012 12:14, by Baldit

    Most of the institutions in southern Sudan which are own by foreigner basically in Juba the have no permanent building the are just operating in rental. the ministry of higher education should close such universities

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  • 25 March 2012 12:27, by The Republic of South Sudan

    Dear All;

    First of all, South Sudan school curriculum had paralyzed, I mean it is not functioning properly from primary level. Instead of assessing these higher institutions, the ministry together with its partners entities should work out the curriculum first. In addition, the existent Universities such as Juba, Upper Nile and Bahr Ghazal should be equip fully before opening new universities

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  • 26 March 2012 10:06, by Tata

    University buildings and perminent premisses are one of the prerequests for university establishment. 1st, the government needs to develop a curriculum for its universities. 2nd, private universitis curriculums have to meet government curriculums, inorder to produce competent learners to meet today’s market demand. 7 years, the ministry is n ot able to develop kindergarten sylabus leave alone

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    • 26 March 2012 10:13, by Tata

      primary and secondary schools sylabus. We wonder why there directorate of Curriculums while they are not able to develop those sylabus for our schools. It is shameful that SS have no sylabus. our children are foreigners in thier own homeland. They sit for Uganda, kenya, Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad ... etc certificates. What is this? How can you have a university without functional Schools?

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      • 26 March 2012 10:21, by Tata

        Let us be very serious. This is a country whse human resources needs to be developed to be a "working Country". Is there any school inspection in SS? IN Juba pupils move along the road at any given moment. We don’t know when 1st lessons begin. At 8 or 10 am? There is no cafeteria at Juba University. Students drink tea under tree shade. Am I lying? Visit Juba University to confirm to yourself.

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