JUBA – South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has promised what he calls a ‘merit-based recruitment policy’ after he officiated the 23rd Graduation of the University of Juba on Saturday.
On Saturday, at least 1,700 students from different colleges of the country’s most largest and prestigious university were graduated. According to the vice-chancellor of the university, 1,452 of the graduates are males and 304 females.
Speaking during the ceremony, Kiir promised that the government will consider a merit-based recruitment policy saying he will make sure that the employment reflects his directives.
“Regarding employment in the public sector, the government will consider merit-based recruitment policy. This policy will target young graduates from our universities for employment in the public sector,” Kiir stated.
“We will work with concerned ministries to ensure that they develop recruitment policies that reflect this direction,” the South Sudanese head of state who is also the chancellor of are public universities in the country added.
Kiir further advised the graduating students to use their network to build social cohesion across the country.
“You came to the University from different parts and communities of South Sudan. The social relations you built while studying are necessary building blocks for regional and communal co-existence,” he said.
“Please keep and cherish them and even take them with you as you move out to the wider social setting,” he added.