Zimbabwe and South Sudan have agreed to deepen relations through exchange programs in education.
South Sudan’s Minister of Higher Education, Yien Oral Lam Tut thanked the government of Zimbabwe for accepting its students at Zimbabwean universities.
Speaking to the media in the South Sudanese capital Juba on Tuesday, Lam Tut said:
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Our bilateral relations will continue and our universities will still be linked with universities of Zimbabwe.
South Sudan’s higher education is still an eight-year-old baby that is still moving ahead but we are pleased that our counterparts and friends are still assisting.
Vice President Kembo Mohadi led a delegation to South Sudan on Monday where he held discussions with the country’s authorities on issues around agriculture, education and foreign relations.
Speaking in Juba, Victor Muzvidziwa, who was representing Higher Education minister Amon Murwira said:
We hope to even deepen the exchange relations between our two nations and to ensure that as we travel this journey, we are co-partners in ensuring that education will make a big difference to the industrialization and modernization of our nations.
Close to 70 South Sudanese students graduated at various Zimbabwe universities with 79 still doing their studies.