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Jonglei government warns graduates to avoid NGOs, politics

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December 9, 2013 (BOR) - The government of South Sudan’s Jonglei state warned newly graduating students against joining non-governmental organisations or going into politics.

The minister of agriculture, Mayen Ngor, warned the students not to abandon their government, while speaking during a farewell party organised for recent graduates from the John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor.

"I warn you, don’t go for politics after you go the villages. You will not be competent, you lack experience," he said.

Ngor was addressing the students whom his government supported financially through their training. Some of those who are government employees were granted to leave to study while still being paid.

"Join your respective ministries based on your qualification so that you are given a space to climb the ladder. If you go for NGOs, you will start a fresh from the government when you come back, you better go now and then later negotiate when you get job with NGOs," he added.

Among the 37 graduates, four studied fisheries, 10 environmental science, 11 agronomy and 12 animal production.

Jok Gai Mach, one of the deans of the colleges at the university urged the students to perform to their best in their future careers.

"You have just graduated today, you are armed to face any challenge that will come your way in your lives," he said.

Dean of students, David Malual Wuor, who said the the university graduation ceremony was being planned by the university’s administration, asked the graduates to represent the university in a good light.

"By releasing you to the public, we are showing the image that we have, whether we are disorganised community, whether we educate the students very well whether we have the right skills, all will be known through you."

(ST)

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  • 10 December 2013 04:55, by dinkdong

    What the hell is Mayen Ngor talking about here? "Mayen Ngor, warned the students not to abandon their government." Again he said "’I warn you, don’t go for politics after you go the villages. You will not be competent, you lack experience,’" while the heading said, "Jonglei government warns graduates to avoid NGOs and politics." Either him or the author of this article is contradicting him/herself

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    • 10 December 2013 16:11, by Ito

      It does not matter whether a Dinka graduate or not, they will still remain behind as animals. I give credit to Nuer, for they are peaceful people and equatoria can live with nuer. Nuer people are people of justice, they do not support their brothers if they are wrong, that is why they are same with equatoria. I hope those nuer who still hate equatoria stop as they are brainwash by Dinkas,

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  • 10 December 2013 06:27, by michael coma

    NGOs do pay enough salaries rather than government.To hell with government yaa Mayen Ngor.

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  • 10 December 2013 09:10, by Mayom County Boy

    yes Mr Michael Coma you are right my brother
    let Jonglie governor know the different of goverment and NGOS pay is not equal
    because NGOS are paying more money than goverment
    that is why most officials are runing to NGOs work
    i think is good field for every body that having children to acommodate is or her children !

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