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S. Sudan earmarks SSP 22m for technical students

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July 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s council of ministers has allocated SSP 22 million as allowances for students pursing technical courses in four African countries.

Over 1,000 students have reportedly been awarded scholarships in various technical disciplines in Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

“The Sudan government is giving us 300 scholarships; Egypt has given us 300, Ethiopia has given us 400 and Zimbabwe 200,” said information minister, Michael Makuei Leuth.

“These are scholarships for different specialisations and most of them are actually on a technical training because this is the area which we need most. In south Sudan, we are not very much in need of graduates and PHD [Doctorate of Philosophy] holders, but we are in need of technocrats, technical people who will be doing jobs on the ground,” he added.

A committee, the minister further said, has been formed by the government to select eligible students to “avoid complaints of bias”. He did not, however, elaborate on the composition of this committee or when selection process starts.

(ST)

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  • 28 July 2014 08:47, by Ahmed Chol

    Send capable people to the training, not in laws of the top government officials. In laws and relatives don’t perform well because some of them are not competitive . They will not learn anything like the students that were sent to South Africa to be pilots. This golden opportunities become waste when corruption rules.

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    • 28 July 2014 18:11, by Justin Chicago opiny

      I think we should better built our own institutions with that Money. Scholarships can be financed by the host countries if they really need to help us. Get the right people for the training and not just those who belong to elites class with no proper educational background.

      Ask for development agencies such as GTZ,CIDA, UNICEF and others to set up Institutions in the country.

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