The Catholic University of South Sudan, funded by the South Sudan Relief Fund, held its 5th graduation ceremony at Nyakuron Cultural Centre. More than 250 students graduated from the faculties of Economics and Business Administration, Education and Agriculture.
The Chancellor of Catholic University, Bishop Edward Hiiboro, encouraged the cheerful graduates to bring peace, work together to stabilize South Sudan, and to give back to their country.
“As much as we are joyful about your success, we would like you to give back in good deeds,” says Bishop Hiiboro. “We would like you to pay back in helping South Sudan progress. We would like you to be people who will unite the country, and we would like you to be people to improve the economy of South Sudan. You will only do that as God fearing people.”
Father Mathew Pagen, the Vice Chancellor of the university, also urged the graduates to be peace makers and to have conviction, compassion, and commitment in whatever they do to succeed in life after university.
Catholic University of South Sudan is the only accredited university currently operating well enough in the country to be graduating students each year. Since opening in 2008 and despite the current ongoing civil war and violence, hundreds of students have attended this strong higher learning institution, which represents real hope for young people in the country.