Students urged to embrace unity, diversity
By Bullen Bala Alexander
Authorities of Amadi State have urged students studying in Juba to embrace unity and diversity among themselves.
Anna Tunna Richard, Amadi State Minister of Health said unity and diversity were central in the promotion of peace in the country.
Tunna was addressing hundreds of students from Amadi State who had been admitted to both public and private universities for 2019/2020 academic year.
“As students, you should embrace one another and be as one people of this country. Let us embrace unity and diversity among ourselves,” she said.
She challenged the students to think outside the box so as to become global citizens.
“We need to be aware of bad politics, bad politics that creates hatred among ourselves, the bad politics that will bring divisions among ourselves,” she stressed.
Tunna also reiterated that bad politics that creates tribalism should be abolished.
Tuna encouraged students to be patriots with the spirit of nationalism.
She urged them to take education very serious since it was a major key to success, saying the dropped out students must go back to school.
“There is no age limit in education even if you have given birth to a child go back to school and graduate and you can see how wonderful you can be in future,” Tuna said.
Dr. Steven Warikozi the patron of the Amadi State University Students’ Association (ASUSA) in Juba expressed his gratitude to the students for organizing such an event.
“Education is the light when you have darkness, the light for your darkness is education and education is a strong weapon for fighting poverty and ignorance,” Dr. Warikozi said.
Sidwel Benneth, Chairperson of ASUSA has appealed to the Amadi State intellectuals to support the students at their various capacities.
He called on students to maintain their unity as they continue to peruse their studies despite challenges.