Star International Universirty is recognized affiliate of Busoga

By Mandela Nelson Denis

The Star International University Juba is a recognized affiliate of Busoga University in Uganda according to letters dated 26th and 27th of September 2017 from the Executive Director, National Education Kyambogo.

At the same time, Star International University administration in Juba has apologized to students, parents and guardians who might have been affected by the suspension of the graduation of the 472 students, scheduled for May next year. This follows administrative issues within the Ugandan National Council of Higher Education and the South Sudan Embassy in Kampala, according to independent sources at the Ugandan capital Kampala.

The issue at the centre stage revolves around, the time frame required for the affiliation to mature between the two institutions, before the graduation is carried out.

In Juba, the Director of Star International University, James Ajoung Arou confirmed the above and apologized that they were working around the clock to ensure that miscap do not occur again, he assured the students who missed the graduation that they would definitely graduate next year.

“The issue the national council has discussed and put in place is our M.O.U, signed last year which they said should mature next year and those who have finished their courses will have to wait until then,” Ajoung said.

Ajoung further explained that it was a shock to the institution to be told that Busoga University was not aware of Star International University Juba.

He advised students not to panic as their graduation was still only the date according to the MOU timeline had been changed.

“My message to the students, I advise them not to panic about the graduation. They have not denied any by Busoga University or the council. All Busoga University and the council are aware and even the South Sudan Embassy in Kampala of their legibility. The only reason is the matter of this year and next year, they should be patient”, Ajoung told Juba Monitor.

It should be noted that it was not only South Sudanese students who missed the graduation, even students of Kisoro University at the border of Uganda and Rwanda also faced the same problem.

Pro. Dr. Kibikyo the Vice Chancellor of Busoga University would not be reached for comments on this matter, as he did not pick his call, when contacted by Juba Monitor.

Among South Sudanese students whose graduation was cancelled include students of degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and post-graduate studies in different fields of Education.


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