The Northern Corridor countries have named the University for Juba as a center for excellence.
The center for Peace and Development Studies and that of Geology and Mining have been identified as regionally competitive and will have access to international funding.
The decision was made at the ongoing meeting of the Northern Corridor member countries in Kampala.
“Now, the other students from the region can apply and study in South Sudan and also these centers can have access to international funding to upgrade,” said Mangar Gordon, Coordinator for South Sudan.
The meeting is discussing regional infrastructure projects, including connecting a power grid from Karuma in Uganda to South Sudan.
South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda are participating at the meeting that ends tomorrow.