240 South Sudanese students have been awarded scholarship by the Chinese government to study at any of the Chinese universities both for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The scholarships cover a large number of discipline including medicine, economics, agriculture and international relations.
According to the Sudanese envoy, the economic and human resource development is part of China’s commitment towards developing South Sudan.
He also urged the students to ensure that they return to build the country.
“I would like to appeal to our scholars to come back to South Sudan for a stronger state building of their nation and a better livelihood of the people,” the envoy said.
“Furthermore, you are also ambassadors of South Sudan to China. We hope you would come back with not only knowledge and expertise, but also the sincere friendship between our two nations and people,” he added.
The Minister of Higher Education Yien Oral Lam expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government for its willingness to help South Sudan.
“I appreciate our level of interaction with the people of China not only in the field of education, politics and economic development, but we want to continue with our social and cultural interaction with the Chinese people,” Lam said.