Opinion

Students’ react on lecturers’ proposed pay increment

By Charles Taylor Remis

University of Juba students have expressed their joy and happiness after the Government of South Sudan indicated it would increase salaries of public university lecturers across the country.

Deng John, a student at the University of Juba said, “I don’t think it is bad because salaries are the most important thing but we don’t really understand how it is going to be implemented. Unless lecturers receive better salaries, then we will believe the move.”

Lahm Gabriel, another student at the same university said, “According to my own view, increment of the salaries is okay, it can even attract back some lectures, because some of the lecturers have gone to NGOS and this can even improve the education sector in the country.”

South Sudan has five public universities namely; Rumbek University in Lakes State, Dr. John Garang University in Jonglei  State, Upper Nile University in Malakal, Bahr el Ghazal University and the University of Juba.

Public university lecturers have been earning low salaries that cannot sustain their families and so the proposed increment as endorsed by the Council of Ministers on 19th July, 2019 is enough reason to put smiles on the faces of the lecturers.

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