A section of the graduates at Northern Bahr el Ghazal University. [Gurtong | Abraham Agoth]
By Agoth Abraham
RUMBEK, 13 September 2012 [Gurtong]-The colourful ceremony at Mathiang Main Campus in Aweil was attended by Professor Karlo Ayuel Kuacgor, the Principal of University of Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Adup Achier, the State Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement who was the guest of honour.
“The processes of this University were established by appointment of the Vice Chancellor in May 2010 and passing of University Act 2010 in the National Legislative Assembly in June of the same year,” said Kuacgor
Achier said that the courses undertaken serve as introduction to basic concepts, and structure of IT and English language and they are intended for capacity building of community, government, private institutions and interested individuals.
The courses take six weeks and they cover English and Information Communication Technology (ICT) which includes two weeks of training on use and application of the internet.
Since the launch of short courses in March 2012, about 80 candidates have been successfully been trained.
Northern Bahr El Ghazal University is one of the public Universities in South Sudan which was established in 2010. The initiative to set up a new university in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State goes back to 2005 when Vice President of the Republic of Sudan announced the decision to establish a University in Aweil.
The Vice Chancellor was appointed by Presidential decree No. 99 for 2010 and ratification of University Act 2010 in June 2011. The programs commenced after the appointment of the Principal, Academic Secretary, and Financial Controller, Personnel Secretary, Deans, and support staff in December 2010.
In February 2011, the Northern Bahr el Ghazal Authorities granted two sites for the University in western outskirts of Aweil at Mathiang and Warjok.
The graduates originate from different public and private institutions in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State including the Police, South Sudan Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (SSDDRC), and International Rescue Commission (IRC).