Orientation day launched at St John’s College

By Rev William Majok Mayuang

Wau. 15th Feb 2017(Renewal) St John’s College of theology and development have organized the orientation for the new students who joined different departments.

The new courses introduced at St John’s College of theology and development has hit the interests of the community and now the college is full of the new intakes who are interested to study different courses in different departments of Theology, Education and Business

The Bishop of Wau Rt Rev Moses Deng Bol briefs the new students on the vision, mission and objectives of the college. According to him one of the objectives of the College is to train pastors and other professionals who will go and change the South Sudanese from war to peace and development minded society. He gave the example of Dinka believes and Fertite which are the causes of the enter ethic conflict.  He also told them the motto of the College   which is “Faithful servants” which he says was taken from the book of Matthew 25:22-23.  He emphasized that those who are train here at St John, college both pastors and laity are expected to be faithful servants who will go and use the knowledge which they acquired from here for the benefit of the community.

One of the few female students who attended the College requested the Bishop to appeal to friends and partners to support women studies at St John’s College as women are willing to study in order to acquire knowledge and skills like men. But the economic crisis of South Sudan made it very difficult for women to join the College due to lack of finances.

The principle of the college Mr. Alenya Caesar requested Bishop to appeal to our partners, friends and other well-wishers for the funds to solve the following problems that are facing the college currently as listed below:

Textbooks for the new departments

Vehicle for the college

Internet for both lecturers and students

Computers for administration and ICT department

Classrooms for the new students

 Funds for female students as the ration of female is 1:10

Motivation for the teachers