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S. Sudan’s Kiir lures graduates into private sector


April 28, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir on Tuesday advised graduates to venture into the private sector, instead of eyeing jobs in the government.

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: Reuters)

“While we welcome the new graduates in the club of employment, I encourage you to work not only in the government but [also] in the private sector so that your talent can develop this nation,” he told over 3,000 University of Juba students.

“I want to assure you the graduates that the positions in the government offices are very limited. If any one of you thinks that he/she will be appointed a minister tomorrow, then things will not go well with you,” added Kiir, also the institution’s chancellor.

The university last held a similar graduation ceremony 12 years ago, officials revealed.

Established in 1975, Juba University is one of the five public institutions operating in the nation, awarding Diplomas, Degrees, Masters and Doctorates of Philosophy (PHDs).


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  • 1 May 2015 08:12, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    He didn’t lure them,He frankly told them to look for jobs elsewhere.we can’t all work for government, that is how hatred,rivalries,frictions build up to the point where we are now.

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  • 1 May 2015 16:10, by Mr Point

    Kiir assures the graduates that talent can develop a nation.

    What he means is that utter stupidity can divide a nation. A country that is rich in natural resources has rising debt, rising inflation, a shattered economy. All the mineral wealth is squeezed to funding an army that is fighting a pointless war. A corrupt bureaucracy absorbs the remainder, leaving no money for development.

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    • 2 May 2015 05:50, by Uncle J

      Dude you are out of the topic, Kiir has honestly addressed graduated students because South Sudanese students studying in Juba have this mentality that when you graduate from university you automatically become a great politician, soon some of those students will stupidly end up in rebellion

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  • 2 May 2015 06:44, by Philosopherking

    What private sector is the president talking about when he already killed it? Look at the state of the economy, does it look like its set to create jobs? Isn’t it what happens when the presidency allocates it self a budget that is more than a whole state budget? Isn’t he sending the message that working for the government is the most lucrative? Mr Kirr, is squandering the people’s money!

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