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John Garang Institute open in South Sudan’s Bor


Philip Thon Aleu

February 1, 2008 (BOR, Jonglei) – The first internationally recognized Institute, in Jonglei state, has open today Friday in the memory of SPLM former leader Dr. John Garang De Mabior who was a native of Bor.

John Garang Institute

The ceremony, witnessed by Deputy Governor of Jonglei state, Hassien Maar, and the Director of the Institute, Vasile Chiriac, attracted many foreign based academicians, of the state and visually all state ministers.

The deputy governor, said the location of the institute at the state capital Bor is the "best solution to illiteracy."

“Education is human patrol and wheel for development. It was the vision of Late Garang,” said Maar who also cautioned the Institute to admit ‘well cooked students’ no matter how few they may be! He further described the Institute as well equipped and the ‘Heaven on Earth’ now in Jonglei.

The Institute is a branch of Free International University of Moldova. The Jonglei state and the Moldovan firm ASCOM Sudd Ltd., one of the companies prospecting for oil in Jonglei State sealed an agreement to install the Institute in Bor town. The idea was born during the former state governor, Philip Thon Leek’s reign in November 2005.

One hundred and four students are registered for the "bridge course" starting next Monday. An evaluation test paved way for the majority of the students. Female students were added ten percent as "girl child education promotion," the admission committee revealed today.

Only three female students qualified despite addition of ten marks. Girl child education is a major challenge, in the illiteracy eradication campaigns in Jonglei along side low school age going pupils. The state has only one hundred and sixty primary and eleven secondary schools, the state minister of education, Dr. John Atipas Ayiei disclosed during the opening ceremony today.

Many academicians attended the opening ceremony. Prof. Aggrey Ayuen Majok, Prof. Mayom Kuai - all lecturers at various Universities outside Jonglei, Prof. Akoi Duom Akoi – Malakan University and Prof. Mum Kou – lecturer at Khartoum University attended. One female lecturer, Achol Dut of Upper Nile University was also present and many others.

Prof. Aggrey Ayuen asked Jonglei students, admitted to the Institute to graze very well. "In Jonglei state, everybody is cattle keeper and I therefore argue you students to collect knowledge like cattle," said Ayuen adding that after getting master degree, "the most beautiful girl is yours."

The ceremony brought all the Jonglei state ministers and community representatives of Acholi, Bor, Nuer, Murle and Anyauk the Institute’s compass. Primary schools pupils, who attacked the government of not doing enough to support education, also attended.

"Southerners have reached all posts in the government of the Republic of Sudan, leave alone the South but what have you done for your people? Is it to jump over slaughtered white bulls as a sign of respect and higher recognition in Southern Sudan,” read in parts one of the poems represented by Baidit primary school pupils and also questioned the ‘future John Garang’ among the students/pupils and community. ‘The school goings is the one’ was their answer. Some audiences broke into tears.

The ‘bridge course’ last six months and degree courses in Public administration, Forestry and Public Gardens, Pharmaceutical Technology and Ecological Security begins in September 2008.


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  • 2 February 2008 05:08, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Please Lokolong,James,Trueson,Biar and every one stop making raciest and discrimination about tribes or cultures.I have been throught this web since last week but all the opinions that i cross will not help any single Sudanese.forgive youself come to one opinion of equality as we are one under Goss.

    See how Goss is planning to build our region of SS by constrcting such things school,water sources and etc lets live in one hope as SS and lets show respect to oure leaders,tribes,cultures and etc,if you have personal issues among yourselves its better to insult yourselves not general like tribes and cultures.see how our brothers and sisters are improving by introducting a poem,you people same time you are acting reasonable in your ideas but there are same odd replys from others to others. please be honest to each other whether from Upper Nile,B el Gazal nor Equatoria we are one and we have single enemy.

    God Bless Goss in our nation peace to all

    • 2 February 2008 09:30, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

      I agree with you!

      Mr, iam not a man of such characters but iam misled by some tribalistics guys, i realized yesterday when i received some fiercing insults which i did not intended to be, right now, am going to adopt a theory of ignorance, for insults base under tribal line will not help us, question me if i happen to misbehave to one’s tribe/community.

      Thank you for that piece of advice.

  • 2 February 2008 05:36, by Ngongdit

    Congretulations!!!! It is heart-warming to see such a landmark institution is opened in Jonglei. It was unavailability of such institutions during the pre-CPA era that led the Southerners to wage war against our subjugators...and it is good to see the fruits of our labour. I argue the Government of South Sudan and its people to have such institutions across all states in Southern Sudan so that we can eradicate the current level of illiteracy.

  • 2 February 2008 05:40, by Victoria Naculya

    Congratulation Jongolea community. I wish you all success. And I hope that any person with a beneficial dream, let come forward and convince the government of his/her project. That is how people build their communities/country. Don’t let it be Dr. Garang dream only, let it be yours too. Do not worry about money, for money comes automatically when there is a good project.

  • 2 February 2008 08:15, by Toposa Boy southerner

    Silly and stupid project money gambling

    • 2 February 2008 09:36, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

      To Toposa Boy

      Behave your self, that is what i want to tell you, Mr Famous, can you analyze the comment of this guy and get the meaning its carries?

      • 2 February 2008 10:15, by Snappy Diddy

        Guys you know the likes of Toposa Boy are just silly, motherfucken idiots still believing in their master the Jalaba but don’t know where they are going or have come from. The best thing is to ignore them as the English saying goes: "Don’t argue with a fool for the rest may not diffrentiate who the fool really is."

        Anyway, I wouldn’t blame Taposa Boys as you may be aware, Toposa people ever live under a roof but rather on trees and in the bushes like birds and wild animals. So building concrete might be a true wonder for them!

        Otherwise any sane Junubi wouldn’t be pained by a wall erected on the soil of Junub.

        Cheers but take care Silly Boy.

      • 2 February 2008 10:20, by John Amule de Lokolong

        Great news its fanastic to see the development in our region,Hey Mr Logic i have been reply by bad answers that why i also fire them back,i appreciate this piece of development in SS its our home we can all go and study anywhere whether international students are welcome.

      • 2 February 2008 10:21, by John Amule de Lokolong

        Great news its fantastic to see the development in our region,Hey Mr Logic i have been reply by bad answers that why i also fire them back,i appreciate this piece of development in SS its our home we can all go and study anywhere whether international students are welcome.SS WOYE,SPLA WOYE

      • 2 February 2008 11:11, by wen de kut-ajok










        BUT CONSIDER THE THREE (RRRs)respect for self, respect for others and responsibility of all your actions which means don’t go on reacting with out considering your the 3Rs.

        Gaja Jaga Akechson.

    • 2 February 2008 11:55, by Deng Chol Malual

      I was in a position to tell you some educative things but later learned that you are just a boy.
      So go back to your perants and enquire from them, how you should talk to people.

      Deng Chol Malual

    • 3 February 2008 22:41, by Deng Magot Riem

      to Taposa Boy
      I am afraid if Taposa boy will ever act his and the knowledge he accquired. He is always negative towards what interested the majority. after all I will not blame him but his nature.
      Deng Magot

  • 2 February 2008 11:05, by John Amule de Lokolong

    SS will be one of top world area to live if our facilities are proved

  • 2 February 2008 11:07, by John Amule de Lokolong

    SS woye,SPLA woye our region and homeland

  • 2 February 2008 11:13, by RAHELA de GARANG

    There you go,bravo to everyone who has contributed to the new institute, that is an indication that we have a positive vision for our country.If we start fighting the war of education in a very conceret ground of brotherhood as southerners (without any limit), what on this earth will not be possible?
    Above all, can we stop blaming and pointing fingures at each other ’cos that will not help us in any way.thank you all,
    I love my home land

  • 2 February 2008 11:36, by Deng Chol Malual

    Congretulations To Jongulei State and ASCOM Sudd Ltd Administrations.
    I am really moved to send millions of congretulation to Jongolei State Government, GOSS and ASCOM Sudd Ltd for their initiatives to pivotly good-start education development in the region.
    Also I urge Mr Vasile Chiriac,The Director of the Institute, to move ahead with the work as planned and wish him the homonious stay in the country.

    With the presence of current Governor H.E.Hon.LT.General Kuol Manyang Juuk,create more hope and great assurance that this Institution will benefit people in State as well as the entire Southern Sudan.

    Thank you,
    Thank God.

    Deng Chol Malual
    Baraka Compus
    E.Africa Catholic

  • 2 February 2008 17:47, by James James

    Mr. Logic

    Please recieve my cups of thanks for your complimentary advice.

    We as people love to see real peace, love, prosperity, unity, patriotism, brotherhood or sisterhood, harmonious interaction and common goals referring to our various objectives. we must expel away hatred, tribalism, corruption, favourism, nepotism,ethnocentralism, all kinds of steoretypes, and negativity towards each other based on tribal lines or in one term, we have to be egalitarians. I could see everybody came clean with white coat today and portray himself as peace maker, decent person, bala bala bala, but believe me Logic, most of these guys specially folks like Thueson of southener, Biar, Liber Ator,Ngok and others has just hiden their true jackets at the backyard, I am 1000% positve, some of them will say the most odorous stuff of the year before sunset.

    Lastly, when we talk of equality, we need to stand on what we mean, politics of deception has no room today in south sudan, because the past war has taught everybody to be good politician then ever, that is right, you may possibly find illiterate old grandma in the village who knows more than enough in politics than us in this websit. so the benefit of Garang institute should not be confined to Bor alone,I wonder how many Murle, Nuer, and Anyuak enrolled in that particular institute, that need to be observed carefully in order to screen out all those feeling of segregations and cheatings away from our minds.

    Let’s unite in hearts not verbally, and unity doesn’t means an agreement under tree and we have to called it agreement, but guinine unity is normally characterized by sharing and transparency in all we do.

    Thanks again Mr. logic. I hope that works.

    God bless.

    • 2 February 2008 22:56, by Athieng

      Congratulation to the GOSS and the Jonglei state for the big step. We sometimes become impatient but these people are trying hard. It is also motivating to see the encouraging attendance of our big persons like professor Ayuen Agrey, giving tactiful advice. I am particularly glade to see our position well presented by professor Achol Dut. Congratulation madam, we are behind you.

      Without forgetting, I would like to acknowledge the work of Mr. Logic, who make this website favorable for us all today. I use to curse the birth of internet anytime I visit here, seeing our great sons whom the Southerners have invested their pride to, talking and behaving shallowly. I am not insulting any one please, I am talking out of frustration that inflicted me when I see you guys finger pointing one another on tribal baseless arguments instead of addressing issues that awaits you. I wonder sometime why some people never take a day off from commenting and read, read and digest what is posted and the comments posted by their colleagues. by doing that you will think logically the next day you post a comment, for the wise people fill their ears first before they empty their minds. For those who are gender sensitive please, I beg your forgiveness, not to feel offended because a woman is talking to you.

      To James, I am glade you talk reasonably and that is what a true southerner expect of you. The issue of the equality in admission is what everyone will open their eyes to. This time is a transition err and any sensible leader will come to understand that education gape between the South Sudan communities is the major cause of conflict. We don’t want to see anyone left behind and that is the reason why they always pay attention to women, who are known for neglecting their chances.But look here, does the little favor given to women work really? Like the case in question, they were given good percentage but fail to accomplish, even after reduction of the required entry qualifications. Some one may wonder, should we go to the villages, call those village housewives to fill up the college positions? Or Should we go to primary schools, probably grade Four to get girls to go for the Bridge Course? DEFINITELY NO! Why no, because we are dealing with academic issues that are chronologically organized. The same thing applies to any other group of people, or communities, who are three steps behind, unless we doing the traditional ways, which does not work in this situation. the best way to help is urging our GOSS to build primary schools, as we convince our illiterate grandparents and parents to take our illiterate young uncles and aunts and our brothers and sisters to primary School before we fight for their positions in college. The door is now open and it is up to us to enter, for you can take your goats to the river but you helpless in making them drink water.

      Last but not the least, let us maintain our heritage, our pride as Africans, whether at home or in exile. I was shock when I read the comments from some of us two days ago. I have never seen such a horrible situation! The dirty words you guys exchange on public website scare life out of any Southern minded person. The worse come when they are directed to a woman! Please be dealing with your internet enemies privately, i mean, just take their personal contacts and send all the rubbish to him or her, if that will help, for God’s sake.

      I am saying these for the love of Southern Sudan and in my attempt to preserve the pride of my people. Long live South Sudan, long live Jonglei sate. ( In case of any need, get me at; athieng.riak@yahoo.com ,for I am sensitive to public confrontation).
      Athieng Riakbai.

      • 3 February 2008 16:06, by M.Deng Makuei

        Bravo! GoSS and ASCOM SUDD Ltd.for a good job you have done to the people of Jonglei and the whole South Sudan at large.

        It is time we eradicate ellitracy in our societies and hence develop our beloved country South Sudan in sectors of development.

        There is this proverb that says "An idle mind is the devil workshop". This proverb harmonise with the current situation in Jonglei state where majority of the youth are not educated hence engage themselves in criminal activities such as child abduction, raping of women and cattle rustling.

        Brother James, registration was done in a way which i believe might have not favoured your kins at all, forms where given out and the interested students filled the forms and handed them over to the Institute’s authorities concerned.
        Later on all the students where summoned to sit for an evaluation test and in that test, those who excell where selected to be first students of the institute.

        I hope there are more Nuers and Anyuak and Bors who have joined the Insitute because of what they have delivered in those evaluation examination papers.

        My fear is wether there are enough students from Pibor county who have joined the Institute. If there are few or non then Iam blaming the organisers for having done it as such.

        They should have done it in a such a way that will benefit all the citizens of Jonglei,
        Every county should come with a certain number of students so that no county is left out and if a county fails to forward its list then those from the cattle camps in that particular county should be brought in because this is their right,Otherwise I’m very sorry for what i anticipate might have happened.
        What I’m going to say now is not an abuse or something of that kind to you bro. James James and the rest but a kind of sympathy /compassion to you people.
        I’m appealing to the Government of Southern Sudan to open more schools in Pibor county so that next time they should compete with their Bor,Anyuak,Nuer counterparts in all sectors of modern life.
        Reach me at dengmachine@yahoo.com

        • 4 February 2008 01:49, by Malakal

          Congratulation! to all Southerners.

          This is a ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE EDGE

          Thank to you all gentlemen for your thoughtful comments, about that institution built in the Jonglei State, of the South Sudan. Thank to those who made it happen and of course to all the States of the South Sudan as well.
          literally speaking, I think it is enevitable for a man not to be driven by his emotions sometimes. A Toposa Boy Southerner should really be proud of something as precious as that School built in the South.

          Gentlemen here is something from me.

          A person who doesn’t like him/herself is nothing, but a floating bulloon.
          The West is not for us! it is for the Westerns! South Sudan is for all Southerners.

    • 4 February 2008 11:20, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

      To JAMES

      In the first place, i would like to assure you that i didn’t join the web because of you, and i realized lately that you are driving me out of my destiny, and i have decided to response non of your vandettas.
      Can you evaluate yourself in what you have aired out and what is still in you? Just like what you have said a bout your representation in the college not knowing that it is determine by personal capability in term of academic background. James, stop your daily abuses as i did.

    • 4 February 2008 14:39, by Trueson of Southerner

      Mr James Ismaiel Konyi,why did you put me in your wrong doers groups,that you led as president of pesky abusive language and deputised by Toposa boyish the leader of criminal and your advisor on tribalism Mr Amule.
      please am clean 100%,a true born southerner for southerners.
      Mr Logic you are correct to adviced the lost son such as James James,Toposa boy,Amule Lonkolong,Gawec,Bombom and many others.
      Biar and Ator are trusted guys.and you want this webs to be free from nonscence comment,than there is need to liquidate the wrong groups let by James James and his brother Baba.
      thank you

  • 4 February 2008 07:54, by Urbano Tito Tipo

    Dear All, an institute is an institute no matter how you call it and where it is located. Our late leader Dr. John Garang needs to be honor in a million ways. He was great man and leader. In recent past past I have witness people with ficticius names making unwelcome remarks almost about any thing making the web dirty to read.

  • 4 February 2008 19:38, by Samuel Ater De Makuach

    This is finest tribute we can do and give to this honorable soul, Dr. John Garang De Mabior. Dr. Garang has made a history, and history cannot repeats itself.

    The 21 years war he waged against Khartoum government to the signing of CPA just for the freedom and the equality of each and every individual in Sudan was for unify Sudan. He is not with us, however his dream and vision for peace, unity, justice and prosperity we are all in the midst of its today.

    I know we have different prospective of looking at it. Some might say this and that, but again, the history cannot writes itself identically to the previous one. To the bottom of my heart I give my gratitude to the hearts, minds, and soul of those who committed themselves as brain behind this humorous dedication of "John Garang Institute," and brought this to light to all of us. Thanks to you all; you all make my heart and the hearts of others sing and delightful. I also believe that you make God’s heart sing too.

    No one deserved it more he is. We are all heirs of what he had started more then two decades ago. Dr. Garang was a peacemaker, and we are all peacemakers following his foot steps. Each of us have a role to play. You and I can make significant differences.

    What make us different and unique from one another is our heart and our actions and what we say - the God creation of individual...! In contrast, what bond and bound us together and set us apart from others in Sudan is our skin color - black people. In togetherness we are already winners, folks!!!!

    My dears brothers and sisters keep up the good works. God peace, grace and blessings to you all!!!!

    Jesus Christ Servant Always!

    Samuel Ater De Makuach

    "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Matthew 5:9).

    View online : Just Perfect.

  • 5 February 2008 04:39, by James James


    Your comments are good in some aspects and loony in other ways to say the least, I don’t understand where you people want to rest your claims, do you want to tell me that, there are no Murle students who finished primary and secondary schools or you want to claim that there were Murle student there, and they fail assesment test ? what do you want to say ?

    Look, this is what I don’t want, first of all you people knows very well that, Garang institute is not private school, it is semi-state institution, that means, its enrollment is decided by administration not by individualistic factors such as income, school distant or performances. what should be done was to inform every county to bring given number of students, at least with dateline.

    Please don’t even try to guise yourselves, and cover your deceptions, because, we have a lot of boys whom I don’t even have space in here in my screen to list them all. Regarding girls, we have two girls of pastor David Ibon in Nairobi, both of them completed secondary school, there are about twenty girls who have either completed primary or secondary schools in across kenya, when we go to Khartoum where 90% of you graduated, we have girls of Rev. Idris Nalos with fluent english than most of your girls, just to list few. Here I don’t know then which tribe do you think may not have students to join that fake institute of your Dictator. Well have it.


    I did not want to answer your nonsensicals, but it is normally easy for you to run your ugly mouths which has been already ran over by chronic gingivitis which claim most of your teeth since 1829 the way you want, because it is well known worldwide that any mouth with low density of teeth, dominated by big dark gap, do give out a lot of air of which 80% of it is made of lies. The gap provide easy outlet for the lies, keep lying, keep insulting and keep your way to hell.

    In fact, I had developed huge monotony to share words with hoodlums like Trueson and Biar who are likely suffers Bipolar setback and demantia problems.I want people who are quick enough to recognize truth from fallacies.

    Mind you, your barbaric conduct will not get a long with South Sudan constitution, the only place which accept you, will be Bor villages where tribalism and deceptions is adapted as basic tradition of living. Keep lying till the day when your food welcome mouth get bang with permanent glue.

    Lastly, you need to worry about the debt you owe to your traditional god you call jok rach whom some of you lied also to it by naming number of fat bulls as its bulls before some of you steal and sell them to Alyab for food or money, that Jok rach has very bitter resentment to Bor people now, because your lies has also frustrate Jok rach as it frustrates everybody in south Sudan, so if you don’t stop your lies and greed, one day one time, you will fine yourselves in devil compound. However, we, as your neighbors don’t want that to happen to you, so we have to pray to the almighty God to forgive you for your sins, and drive devil away from you.Because you Jonkoth don’t know anything than lies and cheating.

    You think about that and pay jok rach its cows before you ly again.

    God bless.

    • 5 February 2008 09:36, by Trueson of Southerner

      Mr James James.

      Your nonscene liars will not stop until you are liquidated from Murle as you are adopted child in Murle.
      John Garang Institute is belong to the Sudanese people in general and for the south in particular with the exception of Murle,because they have not contributed any thing for the freedom and non of them participated in Naivasha peace talk that end the longest war in Africa.
      James tell me Ismael Konyi was a member in the Movement nor in the delegation in the Peace ?
      Sultan Ismael and you were recent found stuck in Liguakulei confused with what to do,but with our mercy,we confirmed you and welcome you to our founded movement,although you were against the South Liberation.

      secondly,you want to liar that you have educated girls in Nairobi and Khartoum,did the left the rotten leather dress with rotten Nginycho and to WHOM ?
      you says that,you have a daughter of Rev Idris,it is a big liar,we don’t have name idris in Christianity,it is in Islamic.
      you better called him Imam Idris to sound good,you don’t want to denied because you were colobrartors of Jalaba.
      lastly,have you abolished the worship of Aguaraai that made stupid community since 1432 BC ?
      James we have sent you the Pastors to go and baptised the murle and the have started with Ismael konyi and he was named Judea Iscariot,so you rushed before the come back.
      you are stupid James frankly speaking.

      • 5 February 2008 21:28, by Snappy Diddy

        You guys make me laugh my head off! What the heck is happening on this web? Everything is just ridiculous! Can’t we look back and see things constructively?

        Now, my advice to all of us is that let’s look at the Institute as a source of unity and reconcilliation to mend the shattered hopes of these great communities of great Jonglei, and forget about insults. I think the ones already hauled in this web are enough for both sides.

        Cheers guys and take everything cool!

        Snappy D.

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