Private Universities not maintaining standards closed

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Juba, May 10, 2012

Minister of Higher Education Dr. Peter Adok Nyaba said that the Government has decided to close private universities operating in South Sudan that are not maintaining standards to be closed. This was announced by the Minister at a press conference at the Ministry of Information headquarters.

The announcement was released as the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in the Republic of South Sudan has ordered the closure of private institutions of learning / private universities that have been operating in the country saying they do not measure to the standards of an institution of Higher learning. The order is effective immediately. The Government acted tough in accordance to the provisions of the Higher Education Act, 2012.

Affected Institutions

The following is a partial list of institutions ordered for closure

  • Supiri Institute of Management and Information Technology
  • The Bridge University
  • Nile Institute of Technology
  • Hippo Engineering Institute
  • Southern University (Institute of Management Studies)
  • Cambridge International College
  • African Population Institute
  • Agape Christian University

Factors of the study

The following is a partial list of factors / standards considered that the institution have / might not have followed:

  • Location in terms of conducive for learning
  • Ownership
  • Whether it has sufficient number of lecture rooms, recreational facilities etc.
  • Qualifications of the lecturers
  • Administration

Relief to existing students

Effected students who are already registered in these said closed institutions are directed to meet with the General Director of Administration of Higher Education in case they would wish to continue with university education.


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