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Students at Upper Nile University repartriated by Ministry of Education Science and Technology

The ministry of Education Science and Technology says it has chartered planes to repatriate students at Upper Nile University who have been affected by the recent violence.

More than 400 students from several states were already brought to Juba yesterday, the dean of the college of Medicine of Upper Nile University says.

“After the incidents we repatriated all the students to Juba and the last group will travel today. They will travel to Juba and from there they can now proceed. Nobody has died among the students but two of them were slightly injured at UNMISS,” Dr. Peter Adwok told Eye Radio this afternoon.

Dr. Adwok added that the University cannot operate because of the crisis in the country.

Upper Nile University has been closed indefinitely following clashes between government forces and forces loyal to former Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar.

About 600 South Sudanese returnees who are stuck in Malakal are still awaiting relocation to their respective states around the country.