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S. Sudan and Botswana sign MoU on tertiary education


June 4, 2018 (GABORONE/KAMPALA) – The higher education ministries of Botswana and South Sudan signed on 30 May a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of tertiary education.

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Botswana’s Ngaka Ngaka (right) and Yien Lam Tut after signing a MoU on 30 May, 2018 (Daily News photo)

According to Daily News, Botswana’s minister of tertiary education, research, science and technology, Ngaka Ngaka and his South Sudan counterpart, Yien Oral Lam Tut signed the MoU on behalf of their respective nations.

A number of stakeholders and education partners attended the signing ceremony in the Botswana capital, Gaborone last week.

Botswana’s education minister acknowledged that South Sudan lacked teachers, vowing to assist the war-torn East African nation.

He said the MoU signed by both countries would help them come up with modalities and guidelines of how to implement the agreement.

Botswana’s assistant minister of tertiary education said the East African country was undergoing reconstruction in various aspects and thus needed to be assisted.

We will take pride in a future prosperous South Sudan, said Fidelis Molao, citing youth unemployment as one of Botswana’s problems.

He, however, said the MoU would avail opportunities for the two countries to exploit for the betterment of the lives of their people.

Meanwhile, Tut said South Sudan would be pleased if Botswana could offer his country 100 scholarships for vocational education.

He lauded the signing of the MoU, saying it will cement the relationship between the two nations in the tertiary education area.

He said while in the past they used to look to Egypt for tertiary education, they had since spread their focus to other African countries and identified Botswana as an ideal partner in this regard.

A number of South Sudanese students are currently studying at the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as at the various institutes of health sciences across the country.


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  • 5 June 2018 10:03, by Eastern

    Botswana should learn from Zimbabwe of what happened and continues to happen from this RELIEF-PRONE country....

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    • 5 June 2018 12:08, by South South


      I expect to see you crying about this news as bad thing for South Sudan. Any move to do something good for South Sudan is not good for Nyam Nyam.

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      • 5 June 2018 17:19, by Eastern

        South South,

        You have just confirmed it, South Sudan has been reduced to a jenge country shutting out the rest...! So why should one put hope in such arrangement where a country under a failed leadership hands around a begging bowl but is not able to reciprocate?

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        • 5 June 2018 17:56, by jubaone

          Well said. Although jienges have benefited from diverse foreign scholarships, over 80% have never made it to a successful bachelors degree or certificate. It’s easier to get one from such worthless universities like Busoga where even bush generals simply buy fake ones. Jienges just don’t need such. Best as security guards.

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        • 5 June 2018 18:46, by South South


          No hard feeling about your hatred toward South Sudan. I was just stating the facts about many Nyam Nyams I know and you are one of them. South Sudan as a country will move on whether you or an old called jubaone like it or not. You never contributed anything to South Sudan and that’s not something new to us. As long as you are outside South Sudan, everything will move on smoothly.

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          • 5 June 2018 22:15, by jubaone

            South South
            Just shut up, jellaba slave and human parasite. Without Equatorians as your best master race, you would be running naked like chimps. Take a mirror and look at yourself or should I day, shithole. Prepare your exit from Juba and Equatoria cuz, we shall not spare even Jienge dogs. We want a clean, smart jienge-free Equatoria.

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            • 5 June 2018 22:19, by jubaone

              South South
              Juba is for you paradise and we Equatorians will give the trends and jienges simply follow like blind dummies. They may carry the guns but we carry the pens and are intelligent. As long as jienges don’t move freely everywhere like MTNS, we control all ways in and out of Juba. This will not change anymore. Period.

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              • 5 June 2018 23:47, by South South


                Stupid and crazy man is telling lies, Nimule-Juba road is active and more developments are happening everyday, so what roads you are controlling? Refugee camp roads? or DIASPORA roads?

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                • 6 June 2018 06:12, by jubaone

                  South South
                  Free movement only for non jienges. MTNs, jienge vagabonds and forbidden goods strictly NOT allowed. Once found, no wasting time: quick process.

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      • 6 June 2018 08:18, by jubaone

        South South
        Actually, jienges like you need no education, they just need cows and how to count stolen money. The best they can do is become security guards, porters or just marry many nyanjienges and produce little jienges whose preoccupation is play mungula under lalob trees and fight.

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  • 25 January 2019 21:23, by HazelBiondo

    Great news. We are waiting for changes in the education system. I hope more our children will not be allowed to use essay writing services, like this one https://cheapessay.net/. This significantly affects the quality of education.

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