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Senate Meeting No. 2-2023: SUST Approves a Number of 1998 Graduates

Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad, the vice chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), chaired the Senate meeting No. (2/2023 - 141) on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 .

It should be noted that the total number of graduates is 1995, consisting of 1888 with bachelor’s degrees, 31 with doctorate degrees, 71 master’s degrees, and 5 postgraduate diplomas.

Speech by the Chairman, Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and may blessings and peace be upon the most honorable of all God’s creation

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished colleagues, distinguished members of the Senate Council of SUST, may Allah’s peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you.

We begin our meeting in exceptional circumstances, during a war that is seen for the first time by all generations in the modern history of Sudan. It has affected everything and the people of Sudan does not see a clear prospect of its end.

We ask Allah, the Almighty, to bless our country with security, safety and stability, protect it from all evil, and keep it united. May He protect and care for you and your honorable families during your stay and travel and may He have mercy on all our university members  who passed away. We ask Allah to have a mercy on them and accept them in the highest of heavens and to hasten the return of the missing and gather all the families who were displaced, seeking refuge or were displaced, and to return them to their homes safe and sound. We also ask Allah the Almighty to compensate you, the university and its employees, and to compensate Sudan for all the material and moral losses that befell everyone.

Since this war broke out in mid-April 2023, the university administration has formed a risk management cell and has been vigilant following developments in the public arena and making decisions for the benefit of the university and its employees through specialized technical committees supported by the colleges councils and the deans’ council.

The first of which is the Financial and Administrative Committee, which discussed and approved the disbursement of 50% of the salary to all employees and from the university’s revenues when the state’s salaries were delayed and the general situation was difficult. We extend our appreciation and gratitude to them for what they have given to the university under these circumstances, and this is what this institution has pledged to all its employees.

The university has also formed a committee to count the losses, which turned out to be many times greater than what we witnessed in the floods disaster of 1988. The committee has begun its work despite the current circumstances.

Praise be to Allah and his support, in last November, things began to come to life, and most of the university’s colleges announced the resumption of academic activities and study through their councils after a referendum for students and academic staff, taking into account the exceptional circumstances that the country is going through and the interest of the students and alleviating the burden on their dear families. The students and their families remained in constant contact with their colleges and all of this was out of fear for their future.

Implementation of the announced teaching activities will be done through e-learning, hosting in similar universities and colleges, and transferring credit hours internally according to the regulations.

This was aided by the evacuation of the university’s servers from the computer center in the Al-Muqran area in Khartoum, and it included great sacrifices from the university principal and Mr. Abdel Hannan, and then the servers were transferred and hosted in the data-center of the Sudanese Telecommunications Company in Port Sudan, which is safe, has high technical specifications.

We extend our appreciation and gratitude to the Sudanese Telecommunications Company, the Technical Services Group, the Networks Department and other departments at the Computer Center and all those who made this effort, led by the SUST’s Vice Chancellor Advisor for Technology.

All members of this council know that the university’s systems and sub-services have returned to work. The results system has made it possible to  issue and authenticate certificates through the Office of Scientific Affairs.

Work began in Wad Medani, but it did not last long, due to recent events. We extend our appreciation and gratitude to the University of Gezira, and thanks in advance to the Red Sea University, which provided a headquarters in Port Sudan, which is currently being moved to.

Also, the official university website, the official emails of the university, the library system, the digital repository, and the e-learning platform all work efficiently. Many thanks to all the committees that have accomplished and are still working diligently and actively.

All university members are required to make every effort to overcome these exceptional circumstances and compensate the students and the nation for the lost periods.

At this opportunity, allow me to direct the institutes, specialized centers, and university colleges to look into how to prepare and manage their programs, as there are many gaps that require participation with society and contribution to their restoration and return to the normal state that society is satisfied with in the coming periods.

We would like to inform your esteemed council that the general budget for the year 2024 has been submitted to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the university’s internal budget is almost ready.

Finally, we thank the esteemed Senate Council for making this important session a success, and thanks o the Central Examinations and Scientific Affairs Committees and to the college councils that continued to work despite the circumstances surrounding them. Today, by approving these results, it will bring joy and pleasure to the hearts of the families of these graduates.

Allow me to consider this session as the first to approve the graduates’ results, followed by a second session to complete the remaining results. Note that part of these results were ready and the other part was under preparation since the outbreak of this war in April, which means that they were delayed for nine months.

All of this is destined, and we ask Allah to remove this cloud and clear it up, and to give Sudan a choice of its sons to improve the condition of the people and the country.

May you live long and may Sudan remain in God’s care and protection

Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad

Vice Chancellor of SUST and Chairman of thw Senate Council