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S Sudanese allowed to work, study freely in Egypt

Author : | Published: Friday, June 3, 2016

South Sudanese scholars occupy embassy in Cairo, protesting against unpaid stipends in 2013.

South Sudanese are allowed to work and study freely in Egypt, a visiting Egyptian government delegation has said.

South Sudanese entering the country will also not be asked to pay visa fees and will only pay 10% of the expenses at the public universities.

The delegation, headed by the Assistant Foreign Minister Osama Mahajoub, met in Juba this morning with the Secretary-General of the SPLM, Jemma Nunu Kumba.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of the peace agreement.

“The South Sudanese who are in Egypt are allowed to work and study freely and they can pay up to about only about 10% of the expenses of the universities,” Bol Makueng spokesperson of the SPLM, confirmed it to the media after the meeting.

Many South Sudanese students are studying in various universities under Egyptian government scholarships.

According to Mr Makueng, 300 students will soon be offered scholarships by Cairo.

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