Opening of Alexandria University campus in South Sudan postponed

20-10-2016 07:39 PM

Nevine Kameel

The opening of Alexandria University campus in the South Sudan town of Tonj, which was scheduled for this month, has been postponed owing to the current unrest in South Sudan. Construction of the first two phases of the campus is now complete; and the departments of agriculture, veterinary science and education are ready and waiting for the campus to open as soon as the unrest subsides.
The project of establishing a branch of Alexandria University in Tonj was launched in 2013, supported by a USD1.27 million-grant from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education.
During a recent meeting between Essam Kurdi, Acting President of Alexandria University and Anthony Kon, Ambassador of South Sudan to Cairo, it was agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding through which Alexandria University would grant scholarships to South Sudan graduate students to study in Alexandria.
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