TRINITY ENERGY PAYS OVER SSP 10M IN TUITION FEES TO UNIVERSITY OF JUBA
South Sudan’s petroleum company Trinity Energy Limited has donated SSP 10,526,400 in tuition fees for 240 students who were evicted last year at the University of Juba.
The cheque was handed over to a representative from the South Sudan National Youth Union, Akoon Mawien Dut at Trinity Energy’s Head Office in Juba.
The money will cover tuition and functional fees for university students at the institution. The exercise is in line with Trinity Energy’s commitment to meeting the tertiary education needs in South Sudan.
“We acknowledge the important role that the youth play in shaping the future of South Sudan. Tertiary education is important in providing young people with the necessary skills that will help them in driving the development agenda of South Sudan forward. This donation to the University of Juba will ensure that more young people, especially young women can complete their education and realize their dreams,” stated Trinity Energy’s CEO Robert Mdeza.
Trinity Energy is keen on supporting the growth of South Sudan by supporting education initiatives at all levels to grant the young people in South Sudan opportunities for participation in nation-building so that they can compete with their peers in the East African region and beyond.
The company has so far invested USD 1.4 million in its community interventions in South Sudan which include agriculture, health programs, vocational training, and girl-child education.
“This investment will also go a long way to ensure that capacity, in industry and commerce that requires special skills set, continues to be built. This will boost the growth of sectors such as manufacturing, professional services, and finance that are key for economic transformation,” said Mdeza.
Trinity Energy is a multi-Business enterprise dealing in petroleum, M-gurush, Printing etc.
In November October last year, Prof. John Akec of the University of Juba hiked tuition fees, evicted students who were unable to clear their fees, their names deregistered.
The move by the Vice-Chancellor prompted swift demonstrations from Students who were denied entry to lecture rooms. The demonstrations coerced Prof. John Akec to temporarily shut down the University, a three-week grace period was given to students who hadn’t finished tuition fees clearance to do so, the majority of whom ran to community associations and public companies to help them clear fees.