By William Madouk
University of Juba has announced introducing new faculties, effective this academic year.
The varsity will start courses in the school of Pharmacy, the school of Tourism and Hospitality in its education programme.
Academic registrar at the University of Juba, Prof. Mairi J. Blackings said all potential candidates should apply for 2023–2024 academic year, direct intake admission.
“The office of the academic registrar, University of Juba, is pleased to announce to all prospective candidates that the direct intake admission (private admission) takes place from Wednesday, August 9, 2023, to Wednesday, August 30, 2023, for the coming academic year 2023-2024,” Prof. Mairi said.
All prospective candidates are asked to bring along an original copy of their senior four certificates, two passport-size photos, and photocopies of their national identity cards, birth certificates, or age assessment certificates.
Prof. Mairi stated that admission is both for diploma and degree programmes, and courses would be regular, evening, including upgrading.
“In addition to the on-going courses, we are pleased to announce that we will be receiving applications for two new schools: the school of Pharmacy and the School of Tourism and Hospitality,” he added.
He also noted that the diploma in community studies is now reactivated, and eligible candidates can apply.
“The complete list of the available courses can be obtained from the admission office, University of Juba,” Prof. Mairi directed.
“Application forms are available for collection during working days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the admission office, main campus, University of Juba,” he continued.
The University of Juba is a public University and receives its public admission through the Ministry of General Education in South Sudan.
The varsity also has its own private intakes that are received at the University admission office and then sent to the ministry of Education for verification.
The University of Juba was founded in 1975 under the former Vice President of the then-Sudan and President of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan, Abel Alier Kwai.
The university was temporarily relocated to Khartoum as a result of the Second Sudanese Civil War and moved back to Juba in July 2011, after South Sudan obtained independence.
The incumbent Vice chancellor of the University of Juba (UoJ) is Prof. John Akec, and it is the best-ranked university in South Sudan.