KENYA: Southern Sudan seeks help for higher education

Southern Sudan has asked Kenya to help develop its higher education sector. The world's youngest nation is facing a serious shortage of professors and other professionals, writes Oliver Musembi for The Nation.

Southern Sudan is also reaching out to Kenyan investors to establish private universities in a bid to help the newly created nation strengthen its human resource base.

Speaking at Mount Kenya University in Thika, where he led a delegation from his country on a familiarisation tour, director of logistics and procurement in Southern Sudan's education ministry, Kook Mawien, said: "We do not expect much assistance from our northern brothers in terms of establishing educational institutions and so Kenya is well-placed to fill the gap through its technological advancement and experienced human resource capital."
Full report on The Nation site