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University of Juba welcomes first-year students after a year-long wait

The University of Juba has started classes for first year students admitted in February last year, with one eager learner aiming to become a "change-maker and computer technician."

After close to a year of waiting to begin University education, Royalty Adut Ring, a first-year Computer Science and IT student, is happy that she has started classes today at the University of Juba since gaining admission on 24 February 2023.

I am full of joy and pleased to start my tertiary education at the University of Juba. I expect to become a change-maker and computer technician as an IT student, as you know University of Juba is the best and leading university in South Sudan,” said Adut exclusively to Talk of Juba.


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First-year students commenced lectures today, Monday, 19 February, 2024, at the University of Juba. The registrar’s office had informed first-year regular program students and their parents and guardians that registration was ongoing and lectures would start today, 19 February, 2024 in a notice issued last week.

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Academic Registrar Notice | University of Juba
Academic Registrar Notice | University of Juba

Amid the excitement surrounding the beginning of the new academic year, David Majier Machiek says he is looking forward to focusing on his studies after a two-year hiatus following the completion of his secondary education in 2021/22.

It’s fantastic to resume my studies after two years, having completed my CSE in 2021/22. I want to gain knowledge in the course that I’m pursuing at the University of Juba,” he told Talk of Juba.

In November 2022, the administration of the University of Juba launched a fundraising campaign to raise three million United States dollars to enable construction of new lecture rooms. The university’s Vice Chancellor, John Akech, disclosed then that there has been an increase in the number of post-graduate students amid limited learning space according to a Juba Echo news report.

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