Juba, 14 October, 2022 / 2:14 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has urged students in the East-Central African nation to aim for “sound education” at university level.
Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin who was speaking during his pastoral visit to the African Zeal University (AZU) in Lobonok in Juba on Tuesday, October 11 said that aiming for formal education in institutions of higher learning can go a long way in fighting ignorance in the world’s youngest nation.
“The war of liberation has ended. We have liberated ourselves from political oppression like what has happened during the civil war between the north and the south that had led to the independence of this nation,” Archbishop Ameyu said in reference to the 9 July 2011 event when South Sudan gained independence from Sudan.
“To some extent we have also liberated ourselves from political oppression,” he further said, adding that “what remains is another type of liberation … we must free ourselves from ignorance.”
The process of liberation from ignorance, the South Sudanese Bishop said, may not be easy “to overcome because it needs a lot of effort towards it to come to an end.”