Kuajok Community College (KCC)


Kuajok Community College (KCC) for Human Resource Development and Extramural Studies is a concept and initiative of the University of Juba. In order to make the initiative a reality the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Apuruot Akec, proposed it to the former Caretaker Governor of Warrap State, Hon Akec Tong Aleu. The proposal was for the establishment of a community college at Kuajok in line with the strategic plan of the University of Juba in its commitment to widen access to higher quality education closer to the disadvantaged and those who need it most at the grassroots.

With the advent of independence to South Sudan and the subsequent relocation of the University to the South, it has now become imperative for the University as a national institution of higher learning to contribute to human resource development for progress in the country. In order to address the problem of lack of human resource development, the University has conceived a plan of extending learning opportunities to the states. It is to give disadvantaged young people a chance to improve their education for employment opportunities for self-reliance to raise their living standards.

The core concept of KCC is manpower development and this is precisely human resource development for self-reliance. In addition to focusing on livelihoods such as agriculture and livestock production, the focus will also be on peace and conflict resolution in a holistic approach through an extramural studies programme to promote harmony among communities. Strengths and weaknesses in communities will be identified with the aim of developing a strategic plan to resolve potential and real situations of conflict for peaceful co-existence and development.

Women economic empowerment, which is essential for the achievement of household food security in making hunger and poverty things of the past, is of special consideration and will be part of the curriculum. The role of leadership in communities and the extent of its effectiveness will be assessed to tap the potential of local leadership for development. Extramural studies will be resourced in reaching out with activities that foster harmony and unity among people. The potential for cooperatives development in the area will be explored for increases in production for economic growth and investment to improve living standards.

KCC is conceived as a vehicle for socio-economic development in the area. It is a concept which is people-focused. This means the community is central and will be an active participant and partner in shaping the College to address challenges that are perceived as impediments to development.

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“To prepare professional personnel in promoting efficiency and higher performance for effective service delivery in the area in particular and in South Sudan in general. It is envisaged that in ten years’ time KCC should have prepared and graduated 1,760 professional personnel. KCC may have also become a university instead of being a college.  The vision is ultimately self-reliance in manpower development.”

  1. To bring quality higher education to people in the rural areas who would not have the opportunity to pursue their education,
  2. To train skilled manpower in the relevant fields for both the public and private sector for the maximum utilization of human and natural resources in rural development programmes to improve the living standards of the people in the country,
  3. To contribute to the achievement of government policy of efficiency and higher performance, and
  4. To provide resource persons to development agencies for support to design and implementation of in-service training for higher productivity.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
  1. Encouragement and cherishing of free and independent thought,
  2. Celebration of scholarship, excellence, creativity and initiative,
  3. Cultivating the spirit of teamwork,
  4. Maintenance of an inclusive, clean and safe working environment for students and staff,
  5. Providing equal opportunity for all, and
  6. KCC autonomy.
  1. Encouragement and cherishing of free and independent thought,
  2. Celebration of scholarship, excellence, creativity and initiative,
  3. Cultivating the spirit of teamwork,
  4. Maintenance of an inclusive, clean and safe working environment for students and staff,
  5. Providing equal opportunity for all, and
  6. KCC autonomy.

Academic Programmes

The KCC programmes are all of three years duration. Each of the three academic years is divided into two semesters. Each semester has 17 weeks. All academic programmes lead to the award of the Diploma of University of Juba.

Entry Requirements

Students who seek entrance to KCC to pursue any diploma programme must have completed secondary school education and obtained a certain level of competency in subjects which are appropriate for courses offered at the College. For minimum entry requirements for all diploma courses, candidates should have obtained South Sudan School Certificate or its equivalent with passes.

Academic Year

As already mentioned above, one academic year in KCC consists of two semesters of 17 weeks each as follows:

  1. 14 weeks for teaching,
  2. 1 week for reading,
  3. 1 week for examinations, and
  4. 1 week for marking scripts.

At the end of the second semester in each year there is a holiday of about twelve weeks. The first semester starts in June.

Departments and Centres

KCC plans to have a number of Departments and Centers. Each Department and Center will offer courses in fulfillment for the award of a diploma. The Departments and Centers are as follows:

  1. Department of Business Administration
  2. Department of Accounting and Finance
  3. Department of Public Administration
  4. Department of Economics and Banking
  5. Department of Computer Sciences
  6. Department of Information Technology
  7. Department of Education and Teacher Training
  8. Department of Rural Development
  9. Department of Natural Resources
  10. Department of Communication and Public Relations
  11. Center for Open and Distance Learning
  12. Center for Extramural Studies/Social Work.
Grading System

The Grading System is as shown in the Tables below.



Students’ attendance in lectures



Assignment/group discussion


















80 – 100%




70 – 79%

Very Good



60 – 69%




55 – 59%

Fairly Good



50 – 54%




40 – 49%

Conditional Pass



Below 40%