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Catholic University introduces more faculties

The Catholic University of South Sudan has introduced more faculties and diploma programs with a vision to become a world class university in the heart of Africa that is dedicated to academic excellence, Fr. Mathew Pagan, the Vice Chancellor has said.

In an exclusive interview with Juba Monitor yesterday, Fr. Pagan said the University has resolved to develop more faculties to provide outstanding education to students in different professions in the country.

He said introducing more faculties would help generate solutions to national and regional challenges.

“We know the university is progressing and we have decided to split the faculty of agriculture and environmental sciences into two adding that Justice and peace studies are now a new faculty in the university,” he said.

Fr. Pagan said the aim of adding more colleges was provide quality education to South Sudanese.

“We are institution that gears towards developing young people whose studies were interrupted by war and train them to become teachers who would one day develop this nation,” he said.

He called on partners and other stakeholders to collaborate with the University by building trust among the network universities to promote quality education in the country.

Fr. Pagan applauded the role played by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in accepting the official accreditation and granting provisional license of operation to the Catholic University

Catholic University was the only South Sudan’s private university which survived closure by the former Minister of Higher Education, Peter Adwok Nyaba in 2012 in which over 21private higher institutions of learning were slashed off. However, some of those private universities have not ceased from operation although the government has vowed not to recognize them.

By Moses Gum Degur

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