University of Northern Bahr el Ghazal (UNBEG)

The university is located in the city of Aweil, in Aweil Central County, Northern State, in the Bahr el Ghazal Region, in northwestern South Sudan, near the International border with the Republic of Sudan. Its location lies approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi), by road, northwest of Juba, the capital and largest city in the country. The university was established in 2011, as a government-supported institution of higher educacation, to address the educational reqiurements of the following communities in the following order: (a) Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (b) Bahr el Ghazal Region (c) Southern Sudan (d) Interested Qualified International Students. The first class of students are expected to begin classes in October 2011.
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