Egypt to open Alexandria University branch in S. Sudan
Plans are underway by the Egyptian government to open a branch of Alexandria University in South Sudan, the Minister of General Education and Instruction revealed.
Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai disclosed this on Tuesday during the celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the National Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Yai said the opening of Alexandria University branch in South Sudan will ‘exert more efforts to make sure that children go to school’ since there are 1.8 million children out of school.
He said the branch will be opened in Tonj, saying an assessment mission is due to arrive in Juba by 15th of August this year, in order to conduct assessment needs of two technical secondary schools, one in Wau and another in Juba.
Minister Yai added that after conducting the assessment, the two secondary schools would be operated by the Egyptian government and the teachers would be brought from Egypt for a period of three years.
He reiterated the government’s commitment to continue working with the Egyptian government, adding that relationship between the two countries is growing ‘from strong to stronger.’ “Hopefully soon it will be one of the strongest relationships with Egypt,” Minister Yai said.
For his part, Egyptian Ambassador to South Sudan, Ayman Elgammal said his country’s willingness to support South Sudan is not only on the historical relationship but also through implementation of interpretation of modern feasibility towards the new nation.
“The relation between Egypt and South Sudan is eternal and deep. The faith of these two nations is bound by deep geography, demography and culture,” Amb. Elgammal said.
He called on other ambassadors in South Sudan to work towards the development of the country.
By Morris Dogga