The University of Juba has aspired to launch undergraduate and graduate programmes concurrently since its establishment in 1975. It was the CAET which first approved a graduate diploma in Applied Linguistics in 1984, but that did not takeoff on regular basis. It was in 1991 that a Director for Graduate training programmes was appointed to design a programme and formulate policies for graduate studies in the university. By 1998, the designed graduate programme was promoted to a fully-fledged GC. In December 2001, the University Senate renamed the GC “Secretariat of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research (SGSSR) ” and the University Council endorsed that in May 2002 with the mandate to supervise and coordinate graduate programmes (Post-Graduate Diploma, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees) in different Colleges and Centers and also to initiate and promote scientific research in various fields in the University.
In August 2016, the GC was re-instituted by an Administrative Order No. 109/2016/A/109 in conformity with University of Juba Statute Number 13 to replace the “SGSSR” and carry out its functions save for those related to the newly established Directorate of Research and Publications (DRP).
The GC of the University of Juba was re-instituted in 2016 to carry out the following functions:
“An energetic premier graduate college capable of training and producing innovative leaders in relevant knowledge creation and excellence for national development”.
“To coordinate, monitor and provide an enabling environment for quality graduate training, through innovative problem-solving graduate training research for sustainable national development”.
Efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, integrity, transparency, accountability, collaboration and partnership.
Table 2.11: Classification of Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) and Certificates, University of Juba.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
|Distinction||3.50 – 4.00|
|Credit||3.00 – 3.49|
|Pass||≤ 2.00 – 2.99|
All courses shall be graded based on the below scales and shall contribute to the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
Table 2.12: Grading System of the University of Juba.
|70 – 79||B+||3.5||Very Good|
|60 – 69||B||3.0||Good|
|55 – 59||C+||2.5||Fairly Good|
|50 – 54||C||2.0||Pass Satisfactorily|
|40 – 49||D||1.0||Conditional Pass|
The CGPA at any given time shall be obtained by:
It occurs when a student has passed all assessments in all the courses s/he had registered for in a particular semester/ academic year.
When a student has obtained a CGPA of less than 2.00, s/he is allowed to progress to next semester/ academic year on probation but must retake the course(s) failed later on and obtain at least a pass mark of 50% to progress.
A discontinuation from pursuing a study occurs when a student:
A student may be permitted to change from one academic programme to another and also to transfer credits from previous to the new programme if relevant, on the condition that s/he:
These are guidelines for credit transfer by graduate students who apply to transfer from other recognized universities or equivalent institutions of higher learning to the University of Juba. The applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
Any candidate who goes beyond the stipulated period for candidature gets automatic de-registration unless s/he has sound reasons that shall be determined by the GCB.
The following candidates shall be eligible for registration for higher degrees in the University:
The University shall de-register candidates whose period of registration lapses. Application for extension of registration must be sought in the last quarter of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of registration for PGD, Master’s and Doctorate students, respectively and shall attract the followings, if approved:
A registered student may choose to withdraw from a programme or a course(s) for various reasons with permission of the supervisor and school/institute/centre/college Postgraduate Committee. Procedure includes:
The University of Juba is a comprehensive primer at South Sudan’s University. Established in 1975 and admitted first students in 1977.