Students in Uganda told to take education seriously
South Sudanese students cut cake during the welcoming ceremony for the first year students at Kampala International University |photo| Martin Manyiel Wugol
By Martin Manyiel Wugol
South Sudanese Students Association at Kampala International University (KIU) on Monday held a welcoming ceremony for its newly admitted students at KIU with calls for serious studies.
Mr. Ohide Johnson, former president of KIU urged the students to believe in themselves to concentrate on studies. He said they should give little time to nightclub and things that can simply divert their attentions from studies.
Mr. Stwart who spoke on behalf on the new students appealed to the parents to continue supporting them to realize their dreams at the KIU.
He called on South Sudanese students to unite themselves and denounce the culture of tribalism to promote peace and the unity.
The president of KIU Mr. Diang Tut urged the students particularly those newly admitted to ignore the challenges facing them. He appealed to South Sudan embassy to resolve the issue of students pass (Visa), saying it was always disturbing during exams.
Mr. Tut urged new students to be conscious of time and get acquainted to the environment saying University has always been a place where one determines his or her future.
Solomon Garang Anyieth, Chief protocol at the South Sudanese embassy in Uganda advised students to be agents of peace and unity among the citizens. He said one of the purposes of the students’ union was to teach students the spirit of generosity and be able take it back home after their graduation.
Mr. Anyieth encouraged new students to be committed, “There is no time to be wasted but work hard by all means to pass the examination,” he said.