SUDAN: Ministry repatriates colleges from north

Sudan's Ministry for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology finally launched last Monday the relocation of Southern Sudan University colleges operating in the north in a repatriation scheme that ends in five days, writes Mabior Philip for Borglobe.

The repatriation is the implementation of a Council of Ministers' resolution that directed Joseph Ukel Abango, the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, to swiftly relocate the southern university colleges still operating in the north. Mou Mou Athian Kuol, the Undersecretary of the Ministry, said in a press statement that the five-day exercise was intended to send home 3,500 Southern Sudanese students, staff and their families.

He said the repatriation of the colleges, which relocated to the north during the height of civil conflict, would enable students and staff to participate in an upcoming referendum and in the economic development of Southern Sudan , according to the press statement.
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