EES: Gov’t to search hidden Torit University in Juba

Patrick Oting Cyprian, Eastern Equatoria State Minister of Information and Communication addressing media in Torit (Photo: Ijoo Bosco)

By Ijoo Bosco

Eastern Equatoria State government said it’s going to form a committee to investigate the whereabouts of Torit University which is alleged to be operated in Juba unnoticeably.

These attempts to locate the said university arose during the regular State Council of ministers meeting on Thursday.

Patrick Oting Cyprian, the State Minister of information and government spokesperson said the invisible Torit University was approved and fully registered by the then Sudan government under former President of Sudan Omar-el-Basir.

He said currently the university is functioning under the ministry of higher education in Juba with much funding in the name of Eastern Equatoria State.

Oting added that the university which is supposed to be based in the State is reportedly being run by few intellectuals believed to be from the government of Eastern Equatoria State.

On the same note the State government’s spokesperson stated that on another report, the Equatoria International University based in Torit is not being issued licenses by the national ministry of Higher Education though the state government has offered the necessities for it to operate in Torit and Kapoeta respectively.

Oting noted that this has prompted the State government to constitute a committee to visit the ministry of Higher Education at the national level to follow up the issues of Torit University and Equatoria International University.

The minister stressed that the Eastern Equatoria State  still encounter challenges in the sector of high education due to lack of universities and colleges saying this has caused student to travel to other States to further their studies.

Meanwhile Minister Oting noted that on security update, the State is generally calm security wise though with some few incidence being registered in some parts of the State.

On Wednesday this week, the state ministry of education launched the South Sudan certificate of secondary Education exams results with a partial performance by the student as compared to last year.  

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