Twenty nine students off to Turkey
By Wek Atak Kacjang
At least 29 students from different secondary and universities in the country have been selected to proceed for studies in Turkey.
The batch departs for Turkey next week
Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan Amb.Tugrul Biltekin handed over the scholarship letters to the students admitted in universities in Turkey.
Yesterday Higher Education Minister Yien Oral Tut and his General Education and Instruction counterpart Deng Deng Hoc briefed students on how to pursue studies abroad.
Speaking to press yesterday, Amb, Tugrul Biltekin said the scholarships were very limited compared to other scholarships in the world.
“I wish you success because you have chosen and managed to get through serious application process. You are going to represent your country in histories, focus on your studies and also try to learn culture and information that you get from the people themselves and try to get experiences,” said Amb. Biltekin.
He said Turkey shares economic histories with South Sudan especially in area of education.
In April this year, six South Sudanese journalists travelled to Turkey to undergo training on energy correspondence and light management in the context of media training programs organized by TIKA and News Agency.
He said the embassy has also previously donated food, clothes and cleaning materials to 118 children who live under the protection of NGO known as Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC).
Amb. Biltekin said the Turkish government supported some 400 farmers and families in Kondokro area by donating seeds and agricultural tools on 10th of May this year.
He said the Turkish Embassy in Juba will launch Turkey Foundation in two schools in Amadi and Jubek State.
Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai applauded the Turkish Government of for the support in education sector in the country.
“In South Sudan saying education is very important for our new nation and development of our country because without education the country cannot develop economically,” said Deng Deng.
Minister Yien Oral Tut urged students to cooperate with their colleagues in Turkey during their studies.
“I want you learn on how these people live as one nation and also learn from them why their economy is the best in the world,” he said.