Juba University students establish new organization

By: Peter Gatkuoth

The University of Juba students have formed a new organization called Juba University Students’ Solidarity for Africa (JUSSA), with the aim to sensitize the people on the importance of inculcating spirit of nationalism and patriotism in South Sudan.

Speaking during in an interview with Juba Monitor yesterday, the JUSSA’s secretary for Peace and reconciliation Valentino Ajang Cijang, said they were carrying out training for students with support from African Union (AU).

“We are carrying out training for students’ representatives from various associations and community mediation on how to eliminate tribalism with support from Africa Union (AU),” Ajang said.

He added that the main objectives of the new organization were based on nationalism, patriotism and Pan Africanism among the students in the university.

Mr Ajang stated that University of Juba is the mother University in South Sudan that can bring all students from different ethnic diversity.

“We have seen there is no proper professionalism that is why we come up with this organization,” Ajang said.

Meanwhile, the deputy secretary for Strategic Planning, research training,  Kot Mayor Ater, said that  the reason to form this organization is to train students to make sure tribalism is eradicated.

According to the Deanship of Students Affairs of University of Juba, Adam Cholong, they would be glad to give testimony to the organization. Hence, appreciate if any kind of assistance is given to them to realize what they aspire to deliver to their country.

“In fact, it is to celebrate its first inauguration of the organization and its leadership on Saturday 30th 2019,” Cholong added.

The organization is new established platform in the University of Juba with fundamental aims of educating and training students on the spirit of nationalism and patriotism to fight the spirit of tribalism and eliminate hate speech and ethnic segregation.

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