NASA Astronauts Conduct Previously Postponed Spacewalk

Two astronauts with the U.S. space agency, NASA, left the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to conduct a spacewalk to replace a broken antenna system, two days after the walk was postponed over concerns about space debris.NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron stepped out of the ISS airlock early Thursday to replace the faulty antenna, used to communicate voice and data to ground control. The operation was expected to…

Over 70 students graduate from ECC in Yei River County

Over 70 students graduated from the Emmanuel Christian College (ECC) in Yei River County of South Sudan's Central Equatoria State last Friday.The school administration said the 60 male students and 14 female graduates from the faculties of business administration, theology, education, and public administration.Speaking during the graduation ceremony in Yei, Daniel Ohide, the college principal urges the graduates to use their training to serve the nation. "Today, we are proud…

N. Bahr el Ghazal state launches back to school campaign

The ministry of general education and instruction in South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal State on Thursday launched the back-to-school campaign aimed at sensitizing the communities of the importance of education. The launch was attended by government officials, education partners, community leaders, students from various primary and secondary schools, and cultural musical bands in the state. The state education minister Santino Bol Akook said the campaign is also to improve…

Over 180 youth graduate in different fields in Torit

The Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative or WPDI, a non-governmental organization working mostly with youth last Friday awarded certificates of excellence to about 186 young men and women in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State.The youth completed three-month courses in ICT, peacebuilding, and entrepreneurship at WPDI in Torit.A peacebuilding graduate Joseph Ibou Charles said, "Before we did not know what conflict is, and they have taught us much about conflict for…

Pastoralist teachers to deliver alternative education in cattle camps

The Warrap State education ministry, with support from World Vision, has trained 11 teachers to deliver education services to cattle camps of Tonj South, Tonj North, and Gogrial West counties of Warrap state.The five-day training which started on Monday ended on Friday week and is aimed at extending education services to cattle camp youth.Wilson Samson Wani, the lead facilitator from the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said…

Yei River County: 69 schools get girl’s education funds

Up to 69 schools in Yei River County of central Equatoria state on Monday received Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) program cash transfers intended to support girls’ education in the country. The money will be given to girls from primary 1 to 7 and from senior 1 to 4. Each primary school girl will receive 5,600 South Sudanese pounds (SSP), while the girls in candidate classes, primary 8 and senior…

Four more Sudan universities suspend studies

The Omdurman Islamic University, El Zaeem El Azhari University, El Nilein University, as well as the Sudan University of Science and Technology, have joined the University of Khartoum, the University of El Gezira, and the Red Sea University in suspending studies indefinitely “for the protection of students and staff” in response to the current instability in the country following the military coup of October 25.Omdurman Islamic University and El Zaeem…

University of Khartoum deans reject Sudan coup, suspend studies indefinitely

The Council of Deans of the University of Khartoum have announced the suspension of studies indefinitely, “in rejection of the military coup and condemned attacks on students by forces of the junta”.The statement, issued on Saturday following an emergency meeting of the Council of Deans of the University of Khartoum, which is considered the most prestigious of Sudanese universities, “suspends studies in all faculties of the university for an indefinite…
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