By Charles K Mark
Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) appointed a new Vice-Chancellor for Bishop Gwynne College in Juba and launched a new School of Law, on Tuesday.
The school of law is the latest faculty added at the ECSS-founded institution.
Other faculties are Theology, School of Education in Kajo Keji, School of Business Studies at St. John in Wau and Chayma College in Maridi and Reng in Upper Nile State.
The event was officiated by the ECSS Archbishop Justin Badi Arama, who is also the Chancellor of the University.
Archbishop announced that the law school will award diploma and degree certificates to successful students through competent university staff.
He said plans are underway to establish the main campus in Rokon.
The new Vice Chancellor, Dr. Eva Maria John hopes to provide scholarships to more students and build a university of high international standards with a strong Christian character that helps build peace through education.
She said the university aims to provide young people with skills to contribute to the nation’s building and learning to live together.
Richard Riny Nyikuany, a student in the first batch of the School of Law, expressed gratitude and hopes to become a God-fearing judge to serve the community after graduating.
Currently, 691 students have enrolled in the various faculties of courses offered by the institution.
The University was officially accredited in October last year as the Episcopal University of South Sudan.