Private universities present petition to president

South Sudan’s Association of Private Universities, or APU, handed over a petition to the office of President Salva Kiir in response to a recent statement by the minister of higher education, science and technology threatening to close down 22 private universities for not meeting required standards, writes Lagu Joseph Jackson for The Citizen.

The letter was handed over by the chair of the APU, Godson Reuben Ladu. The petition stated that the decision to close the universities has been pre-determined prior to the recent assessment conducted by a committee set up by the ministry. This move can be substantiated by earlier utterances regarding closure by the minister, the petition stated.
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