JUBA – Nuer students studying in Egyptian universities and higher institutions have on Saturday elected a new leadership including, a new chairman, secretary-general and head of the council in an elections many hopes could resolve some issues facing students in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ketket Koang Mut Hoal, a third year student at Cairo University studying Medical Nursing was elected by consensus as the chairperson, replacing Kuol Paul Kutin, who has been in power for a year.
Bang William Wat, a second-year student at Ain Shams University was elected as the Secretary-General and Duol Peter Lam who studies commerce at Cairo University was elected as the chairman of the council.
Speaking following his win, Ketket said he would do his best to unite students and work to resolve some of the challenges facing students in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has affected many students’ economic conditions.
“I am aware that there are a lot of challenges that need to be dealt with,” he said. “What I will promise is that I will work with you hand-in-hand to make sure that those challenges are resolved.”
For his part, Bang William who is the elected secretary-general said he will work with the elected chairperson to promote external relations with other South Sudanese student organizations to create friendship.
Incoming council chairperson Duol Peter Lam said he will make sure that the Nuer students’ constitution is protected and respected as provided for in the document.