Today afternoon, Wednesday, the first of March 2023, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Osman Hussein Osman, the Prime Minister in charge, met with the members of the Committee of Directors of Public Sudanese Universities headed by Prof. Imad Aldin Ardeeb, vice chancellor of the University of Khartoum, President of the Union of Sudanese Universities, in addition to Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamed, vice chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), and Prof. Al-Tayeb Ahmed Ali, director of the University of Al Geneina.
The meeting was for the purpose of addressing the deficit in the salaries of employees in higher education. The meeting also discussed the issue of the salary structure for faculty members and non-academic employees. At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister welcomed the delegation and appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Higher Education and the stability of its institutions. He stressed the interest of the state leadership in issues of higher education and the serious pursuit of permanent solutions and the provision of support and financing necessary for the development and renaissance of educational institutions in the country.
The delegation gave an extensive explanation about the conditions of Sudanese universities and their need for support in order to achieve stability and achieve their scientific goals and the need to immediately address salaries issue. The conferees stressed the approval of the structure of the faculty members to fulfill their roles in the service of science and knowledge.
In conclusion, the Prime Minister-designate believed in urgently addressing the salaries issue, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, in addition to issuing a decision to form a special committee to resolve all entitlements and basic demands that help support and stabilize universities, especially the salary structure of faculty members. The delegation appreciated the understanding of the Prime Minister in charge of the problems of higher education and the serious work in addressing them and finding solutions as soon as possible.