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GoSS to halt student financial support in Egypt over performance issues


March 26, 2010 (CAIRO) — The government of southern Sudan (GoSS) intends to stop financial support to forty- one students from the semi-autonomous region studying in public Egyptian universities allegedly for low performance.

The decision announced on Thursday prompted affected students to demand an in-depth explanation from South Sudan liaison office in the Egyptian capital.

According to Atem Kuir Jok, the undersecretary at the regional ministry of education, science and technology, irate students forcefully entered the office last week and closed it down severing connections with officials there for a day.

Jok said that this decision has been kept under tight wraps although he could not speculate on how it became known.

"We do not know how they learned it, who leaked to them and why they are attacking officials there," he posed.

However, Jok said that GoSS is preparing to send a team to assess the situation following the attack on their office.

"We will soon send a team of educationists from our ministry and representatives from the ministry of regional cooperation to go and find out what exactly happened" he said.

"If it is because of low performance at their universities, the team will examine their records and see how to best settle this issue," he further said.

Egypt offered scholarships to some 300 students from south Sudan in 2007-2008, as part of a deal reached by the two governments in educational support for south Sudan.

But student sources at the universities have often complained about performance of some of their colleagues revealing that some have been failing their classes since the admission year but were still allowed back in by university administration hoping they would improve their performance.

This prompted Egyptians government based on these reports to stop paying tuition and accommodation fees.

Each of the 300 students admitted to universities of Alexandria, Moesia among others receive tuition fees amounting $53 to cover food and accommodation expenses throughout the year while their performance is monitored.

Jok earlier said received that they reports that 41 students have been failing their courses from the very-beginning without any improvement.

"This is what caused the Egyptian government to withdraw their support for 41 students as a result of their low performance," he said.

Apart from Cairo’s support, the government of southern Sudan also provides a monthly support of $100 to each student studying in Egyptian universities to cover miscellaneous expenses during their holidays inside Egypt.

This money is however not given to students who travel to Sudan during holiday. Asked about the position of his government, he said position of the ministry is that they will no longer support students who have failed.

"If students fail repeatedly without showing improvement through evaluation tests, we at the ministry education, science and technology should not pay for these students but if students improve, we will not run away from supporting them," he said.


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  • 27 March 2010 05:07, by johnmaker

    Great job GOSS.We need to support our future young generation so that their eyes should open to see what arab in north are doing to southern.Keep suporting them even within the north sudan we have student desperately need tuition.Thank.

    • 27 March 2010 05:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      o Dear Mr. Thieleing your nuer heritage genetic is not and will never lat you appreciated what the most powerful leader from DINKA achieve in their struggle that is your culture no doubt about that.

      To give you same little bit about self_ determines. that a gander was there before your wicked symbol of death have not event join the movement. that disqualify him to be the person you guys of gat wick tot yual you keep liar about him riek brought that self determine.

      When the symbols of death Mr. Nassir gang leader break away? He was demanding the south to surrender to bashir because he was being bribe to destroy the hop of Sudanese people.

      Mr. evil wicked oaf doom symbol of death was also rely on idol such as ngundang and wurrnyang that disqualify him to be the person who claim the right of southerners

      Mr. nyagat form his Nassir gangste? All of them were nuer he direct them to kill rap adduct any DINKA BOR they get there and destroy their properties. Do you called that leader? No that is a big crime which is waiting for him to answer

      the answer to those mentions cases and many more are no and big no because him Mr. gang leader was not the one you claim to bring south determination.

      if the self determination was not excepted by MR GARANG AND KIIR? There will be no south independent. Not reik as you said.

      But in this situation regardless to riek machar atrocities give me this opportunity to open your eyes you nuer guys and say no to the evil act of individual that will help than escalate problem in small and the majority DINKA tribe in Sudan not only south. Because if DINKA SAY YES TO THAT ACT? There will be no south forever and you should know that people in your mind.

      my friend thieleling south Sudan will be a better place without reik machar teny we will called death for him if the GOD KNOW THAT HE DID WICKED THING WE WILL KILL HIM DEATH TO HIM

      Regarding my hart to you nuer is you don’t comply with reality. but indeed I’m not DINKA BOR SON BUT A DINKA who is against crime commited by nuer guy called risk machar teny dogz

    • 27 March 2010 10:42, by Wed Deng

      Dear southerns how are you all.

      Am here inexcited about what is happening in cario unversities, It seemed to be abide quite okay that the performance are not well okay to the government of southern. So please minister of eduaction, my advice to you about this problem is that, not every body who is fine in perfoming in class but there are some other people who doesnot perform whether where or where.So donot be wonder why they are not performing well, the problem is in your office. Why ? because during scholarship, you made it illegaly by choosing your childern, children of the ministers,directors and toher peolpe who knowledge about southern sudan leaving those children of poor people who can nolt afford to meet the top oficals to dicuse about such a thing. And even those kids (students) were not been interview so that is why they performing badly. It was due to missmanagement in the ministry.

      See what to do but not leave them hangly.



  • 27 March 2010 05:07, by Dinka Boy

    Dear brothers and sisters,

    This is a serious issue. Students worldwide need to exceed their educational performances,and there is no excuse about that otherwise student who frequently failed always lost scholarships.

    Yes, lower performance in Unversity is something that people should not compliant by all means.

    Goss need to investigate that if that true that those students keep on failing ,then they be given probation for one team as awarning and if they failed again then they should be expel to college for a catchup.

    • 27 March 2010 05:35, by peter pal

      Mr. Jok and Slave Dog,

      Make sure that education is for all and the educated generation is the one who will lead the state. Is it not your corrupt GOSS screened out those who have potential and selected lazies for the sake as so-called money? Think about tomorrow’s knowledge.

      How could Egypt government teach laziest? Let them back and join your corrupted colleges in Juba, where non-Slaves/Dinkas and Slave fooled others’ children learn. Your eyes opened when you see Slaves failed from Universities. Damn on you.

      Your hatred to Nuers, Great Equatorians, few Shilluks and others will let you kiss your own ass after your KING joined his dictator boss in tomb at the last few months of 2010.

      • 27 March 2010 05:46, by Dinka Boy

        Peter Pal ( Khartoumer),

        My friend, you have to check where you are residing and compare and contrast the your primitive Nuer and Dinka in term of education. Who are lazy?
        If we screen and check those who fail in Egypt,haaaaa they will be for sure the Nuer who just want to learn while nothing in their mind.
        Please that is assigment; check your school in case you are in and then asked yourself other those fools are nuer. Asked me.

      • 27 March 2010 06:00, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

        Son of doom community death will not a happen to DINKA anymore. it will happen to mr risk machar teny dogz the symbol of death.

        And by the way DINKA LEGACY/ERA IS NOT CAMING TO AN END. IT JUST BEGUN and no one will stop it as we still majority in the country.

        Again to that DINKAS IS A WOUND THAT HAVE NO CURABLE IN ANY ONE BODY except GOD. so why can’t you kill yourself or migrate to ethiopia or go to congo or Uganda becaused this land of south sudan get its owner.isthmus dinkum

        • 27 March 2010 06:09, by peter pal

          Slave dominated SPLA and Slave Dog

          Nuers are not thieves. How can a thief tolerate challenges while others (colleagues) are stealing properties? There may be 1 Nuer but b/c of your hatred to them.

          Where is Dr. Dictator Garang and his poor vision? Kiir is weak and being generated by Dr. Machar ( well Visionary). Kiir’s time is numbered. Please start count down by now.

          Death to Unionists and Victory to SEPARATISTS

          • 27 March 2010 06:26, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

            You are just ajoke like reik we will not wast our time talking to you as long as you are nuer who dose’t reason at all DINKAS ARE NOW YOUR LEADERS where are you going to just sit down and eat that is your job.

            reik has never dream a bout top leadersh because he know that it take a really man to became a leader in his life death to him
            and by the way DINKA ERA IS JUST TO BEGUN NOW GET IT INTO YOUR SICK BRAIN DOGZ death to your nassir gang leader

            • 27 March 2010 07:54, by Kim Deng


              The proposition that the Nuer increased in numbers largely as a consequence of assimilation of the coward Jaang/Slaves, Anyuak and Burun during the course of territorial expansion is substantially confirmed by an enormouse disparity between the population of the Homeland(Bentiu) Nuer sub-tribes and the population of expanding Nuer sub-tribes.

              The Mighty Nuer Warriors invasions/raids that have been instrumental to territorial acquisiton entailed the capture of substantial numbers of productive females and also engender famine conditions that prompt the coward Jaang/Slaves, Anyuak and Burun families to seek refuge among the Nuer.

              Population growth is thus a concomitant of territorial expansion and this accounts for the differential growth rates of the Homeland Nuer sub-tribes and those tribes that participate directly in Nuer expansion. The Mighty Nuer Warriors assimilation of large numbers of other Jurs especially coward Jaang/Slaves is well supported by other data.

              Persons of coward Jaang/Slaves descent form probaly at least half the population of most [Nuer] sub-tribes. These coward Jaaang/Slaves are either children of captives or immigrants who have been brought up as Nuer, or are themselves captives and immigrants who are residing permanently among Nuer. They are "Jaang-Naath," "Dinka-Nuer," and, it is said, "caa Nath," "they have become Nuer."

              The Padang occupied much of the territory the Lou Nuer settled in, and most of them were assimilated into Lou Nuer lineages. The Maiker section of the Gun Lou ... was composed almost entirely of Padang. The Dinka Bor, Anyuak and Burun occupied the entire territory the E. Jikany Nuer settled in.

      • 27 March 2010 08:40, by wang

        To immature Dinka Boy, I am sure your are living in Western World. You need to check the educations statistics before you open your big mouth. Nuer and great Equatorians plus those other minority tribes in the region are doing much better in school than these dumb kids call-Dinkas.

        You are absolutely right Peter Pal, all those school failures would probably Dinkas and it wastes of public money. This so- calld GoSS and the Universities must have to kick out all those 41 students whose theirs performances in the classes are not so greats. I made 51 year olds guy last year in Kampala, Uganda from these people called themselves Dinkas Bor, well you can tell because he got those scarely marks on his forehead and askd him about his tour business in the Capital and he said, he was on the scholarship. This reminding me now about what is going on with those students in Eygpt.

  • 27 March 2010 07:56, by Akuma

    The scholarship of government of Southern Sudan was basing on blood-mate but not academicians, if they keep failing. They government should not withdraw their support from them because they are future leaders. they will change from worse perfomance in to good work.

    Next time if there is another scholarship, you should used random selective method. I praise Southern Sudanese students who are studying in Eastern African. They perform better to the expectation, because they suffered during and in war time.

    you should keep supporting those students in East Africa.

    Dr. Akuma,
    Chicago, USA

  • 27 March 2010 09:00, by Gatluak Latjor

    Those students should try harder to improve performance. What the GOSS wants is a quality education for every southern sudanese to change southern sudan. Southern Sudanese have to be quick in learning so there are some paces in changing southern sudan for the better. Our Slowness, wasting times , doing nonsences and failure in education will throw our southern sudan into a dust bin.


    • 27 March 2010 16:50, by Kuany Dak

      As you’re students of higher education, must pass your classes to continue scholarshp support by Egyptian and south sudan government. Good luck for failing grades, money corruption bucks stop there. Be careful students your boss in Juba needs those bucks to support their familes, you 41 students enjoy corrupt money for so long, but to get them again open your eyes wide enough to pass your grades and be productive citizen in the south sudan. GOSS has no empathize for you, neither do I.

      • 28 March 2010 12:31, by LOVER OF ORGANISMS

        Ladies and Gentlemen, Iam one of the beneficiaries of this scholarship but allow me to comment on some tremendous points in this publication that has been hidden away from the public since a couple of months or years.

        First of all, the genesis of the problem started since early 2008 after the first student’s coordinator was changed and the brought in of new one.
        The second coordinator began identifying students on state level instead of a general word of southerners. secondly, the same person changed his working area by spending about 98% of his time in Juba. Thirdly, students had problems with college administrations where in most cases the coordinator is requested to speak to such administration but he is either absent in Cairo or even if present, doesn’t attend to such requests.
        Surely not to elude all linens of our southerners administrators, but I want to stress here that, the poor performance was induced by our own leaders who are following money instead of providing services.
        Above all the ministry has apart by giving one person two offices in different countries in which some one is a coordinator in Egypt as well as in charge for students’ affairs in MoEST Juba; making students cases with universities un attended to. More over, administration policies in Egypt based on south Sudan geographical locations need analysis. No transparency in Egypt. As 41 students have academic problems, at least three of them received GOSS 100$ on unknown ground and as I write now there is already division among students reaching to the extent that the chairman of student association was beaten by some his own students for reacting about the bad administrative policies of the coordinator because students complaint are always been projected to have been against a particular tribe.
        To analogy between the first and the second systems of coordination here in Cairo, I really say thanks to the first coordinator for leaving the students in good love for one another than the second who has caused tension between his native speakers and non speakers who hope to be future contributors to South rather than to which part of south they come from.

  • 28 March 2010 03:51, by Wad Juba

    Fellow kinsmen!
    Its time we southeners tackle our issues head on ’ coz honestly speaking, the system and and school of thought behind the selection of students for scholarships is basically flawed and scanderlous. The so called GoSS is to shoulder the blame ’ coz how can students pass through a selection process if their brains are full of " cow dunk " instead of knowlegde?
    I say,the GoSS corrupted government officials at the Min. of Education must stop wasting money and time on these goons ( 41losers) and allocate their wasted chances to others who are keen to learn and perform as expected instead of favouring their own sons and daughters.

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