Home | News    Friday 4 June 2004

Three universities to be returned to southern Sudan soon: minister


MOMBASA, Kenya, June 4, 2004 (Xinhua) — Sudanese government Friday unveiled a comprehensive post-conflict education blueprint, guaranteeing transfer of three universities to southern Sudan, currently controlled by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A).

After attending an African education minister’s conference in the Kenyan coastal city Mombasa, Sudanese Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Mubarak Mohammed Magzoub told journalists that the three universities, Juba, Upper Nile and BahrEl Ghazal, relocated to the northern Sudan during the war which begun in 1983, will be transferred to the south once a committee chaired by Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Taha finishes its work.

The transfer of the universities is a key component of its postconflict plan aiming at linking higher education to the needs of the community in the neglected southern Sudan, Magzoub said.

The move comes just one week after the Sudanese government and the SPLM/A signed key peace protocols in the Kenyan town of Naivasha, paving the way for a full cease-fire and implementation pact to end a war that has cut Africa’s biggest country in two forover two decades.

Meanwhile, Magzoub disclosed that some universities, community development colleges, technical education schools as well as teacher training institutions will be established in the south in the future, which are geared towards addressing the immediate development needs in the region.

All qualified persons from SPLA/M and any other factions in the south can be recruited to join these institutions, all affected students will be re-admitted to continue their education," he said.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Where is IGAD-Plus to pressure Parties in Juba? 2020-02-28 07:26:21 By James Gatdet Dak Lack of political will, lack of commitment and eroding trust-building, particularly on the part of the SPLM-IG, seem to have resurfaced AGAIN among, and between the main (...)

How do we achieve lasting peace in South Sudan? 2020-02-27 10:47:41 By Panom Nien There have been different sentiments, jubilations, and excitements upon the swearing-in of five (5) Vice Presidents in the Republic of South Sudan. Thousands of citizens (...)

South Sudan’s Unity State needs a female governor 2020-02-24 21:22:18 By Dak Buoth Riek-Gaak The courageous decision to reverse 32 states was a good sign that has not only marked the returned to the Rule of Law in South Sudan but it has also sent an encouraging (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.