JUBA – South Sudan government has said that it will not have a solution for grievances raised by dozens of students that are occupying the country’s embassy in Egypt, saying students will have to resolve it.
Yesterday, around 60 South Sudanese students studying at Egypt’s Suez Canal University stormed South Sudan embassy in Cairo demanding answers as to why the University is charging students for tuition fees when they enrolled on government scholarship.
The students have moved to the embassy and slept from there and they vowed that they won’t vacate the embassy until when their concerns, which they said are affecting their education, are addressed.
In an interview with Radio Miraya, Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology Gabriel Changson Lew Chang said the issue is between the students and the university of Suez and the government will not intervene to address it.
“The issue is between the students and the Suez University of Petroleum. The Ministry of Higher Education and the government of South Sudan cannot resolve this,” Changson is quoted by Radio Miraya as saying.
Changson however said his ministry is in close contact with the Egyptian authorities to determine whether the scholarships are partial or fully funded.