Episcopal University opens law school in Juba

Episcopal University opens law school in Juba

The Episcopal University of South Sudan has opened a school of law and installed a new vice chancellor at the Bishop Gwynne Campus in Juba.

Bishop Gwynne College has been in existence since 1945 when the Sudanese Episcopal Church established the institution for its mission of educating individuals in theology.

Archbishop Justin Badi Arama, Primate of the ECSS, presided over the function.

During the event, Badi told reporters that the Episcopal University’s educational institutions of law would bestow diplomas and bachelor’s degrees to South Sudanese to entrench the country on Christian values.

“We will be able to rebuild this country with Christian values of which we continue in prayers that this vision will be realized” Bishop Badi said.

He stated the institution has received over 30 students who are well qualified to take the law course through the ministry of education and stated that they are looking to add more students because they have the ability to accommodate up to 200 students in the school of law.

The Prelate said the Episcopal University has branches in Kajo-Keji in Central Equatoria, Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Maridi and Juba with 619 registered students. It has also acquired land in Rokon Payam where the main university campus will be constructed.

“Our plan for the future is to open the main campus at Rokon of which we have acquired a land of 4 by 4 kilometers where we will open more schools,” Badi said.

Prof Eva Maria John, the new Vice Chancellor of the Episcopal University, said they intend to provide high quality higher education to the country that will help build peace.