Rumbek, 05 October, 2020 / 7:24 pm (ACI Africa).
A South Sudanese Prelate has, on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of a campus for the Catholic University of South Sudan over the weekend, hailed education as pivotal in transforming South Sudan into a country whose people acknowledge with mutual respect the “beauty of humanity”
Presiding over the ceremony in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek on Saturday, October 3, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu said that education is the only key for transformation in the country and underscored the need to have an institution that can bring young people from all the corners of the nation in their pursuit of knowledge.
“Our country will not be transformed by the barrel of a gun; it will only be transformed by a pen,” Archbishop Ameyu who is the Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese said Saturday during the laying of the University Foundation.
He added that with good education in South Sudan, “There will be no stranger amid the people because enlightenment will make each one realize the beauty of humanity”.
“The pen will unite us as a nation through people coming together to seek the knowledge that will open our minds so that all of us will become brothers and sisters,” the Prelate who was in Rumbek for the ordination of two Deacons told those who gathered to witness the laying of the foundation stone for the Rumbek campus of the Catholic University of South Sudan.