JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has vowed to address challenges facing South Sudanese students studying under government scholarship abroad, according to higher education minister Changson Gabriel Lew Chang.
This come during a meeting between Kiir and the minister at J1 this afternoon. The meeting according to Changson, the meeting between him and President Kiir discussed the many challenges facing students abroad.
“I met H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit and raised to him the challenges facing our students abroad,” Changson told the state-run South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation.
“The president has pledged to resolve and address some of the most complicated issues for our student because the COVID-19 has complicated many things including the source of income for the students’ families here back home,” he added.
In March, South Sudan’s high-level task-force released $3 million for South Sudanese students studying in most coronavirus-affected countries including Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, India, and China.