Stop blabbing about the University of Juba’s students in your tea places and alleys

Posted: January 17, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Junub Sudan, Marial Mangar Akol, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we are lacking good English because your uncles looted our national resources to sponsor you abroad.  We are not good in speaking English as you claimed but practically applying our acquired knowledge into good use while our money looted by your uncles ended up in bars and in the hands of computer wizard giving you fake certification abroad

By Marial Mangar Akol, Juba, South Sudan

Corruption genesis

Thursday, 17 January 2019 (PW) — Dear readers, I am completely vexed here, because any education is better than none from my perspective. However I do believe that there is a certain standard for university that people should at least hold as a guideline and goal: Unique experience that provides comradery, gives opportunity to create long-lasting relationship with people, provides access to wealth of knowledge and opportunities to learn from.

Well, we can look at this from so many angles but that will still not suffice your preordained grudge notion. Nevertheless, to ask what the qualities of a good school are is also to say how do I know this particular school is a good one? Here’s the thing, don’t trust every broken English you have heard spoken by claimed people about the Juba University from your tea places or somewhere.

Rather here’s the perfect approach you can use to know:

  1. Get someone currently enrolled at the university to tell you how true the stories you have on your lobbying mind by asking what average percentage he/she got during high school. Of course, it’s a good university, one of its qualities is that it admit those who scored highly compare to another universities.
  2. For every system to be efficient, we look at the outcome, its products and what it can generate. Surely, one quality you can look at is the history of quality students they have been producing, what these alumni are doing currently and how they are impacting the country over the years. By making your own research, all advocates, clinics that being handled well are at the hands of university of Juba’s graduates.

Look! In East Africa or where so ever you might have studied, failure to know language of instruction (English) is not a measure of knowing things. In the list of top universities around the globe with their rich endowments and storied histories, a select group of colleges including Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Caltech–along with Oxford and Cambridge in the U.K., as well as the University of Tokyo—routinely place in the top 10 spots of prestigious lists of universities.

Not surprisingly, these leading institutions–and their home countries–are not all excellence in speaking English and scrutinized by dozens of others who are eager to master English for the success derived from personal will to learn while others who are caught juvenilely aspire to their status. Everyone wants a world-class university. No country feels it can do without one and South Sudan managed to have University of Juba.

Let me tell my brother that three factors distinguish universities from their competitors. “The first: a high concentration of talented teachers, researchers and students. The second factor that sets apart universities are their sizable budgets. Government money for operational spending and research, contract research from public organizations and private firms, and earnings from endowments and gifts.

The availability of abundant resources sparks a circular chain of events that allows institutions to attract even more top professors and researchers, and thus even more money. The third factor of success is a combination of freedom, autonomy and leadership. World-class universities thrive in an environment that fosters these three essentials factors.”corruption

As a result, with these few factors mentioned above, I would wanted to draw your attention that we are lacking these because your uncles looted our resources to sponsor you abroad.  We are not good in speaking English as you claimed but practically applying our acquired knowledge into good use while our money looted by your uncles ended up in bars and in the hands of computer wizard giving you fake certification.

This is a shame but you guys don’t feel how painfully it is; instead you open your rotten mouth on us. In conclusion, for education, learning is a personal duty, for not a very graduate is a master of English language; neither do very graduate of Juba University speak poor English as you love to parade it on your busybodies social media, while feasting on our stolen resources in foreign lands.

The writer is a 3rd year student at the University of Juba (UoJ) and can be reached via his Email:

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  1. Noon Akok says:

    This days no one believe the high mark obtained in school or Universities because of corruption is everywhere, the teachers help their students in exams to get high marks to show that the has good standard


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