As introduction in my worldview class, I love asking students to share about who they are and also why they chose to study at Emmanuel Christian College. I am proud to share two here:
Ms. Raus completed her Secondary School in “Hope for South Sudan” in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan. She was taught by ECC graduates and was inspired to become a teacher after completing her secondary school certificate. Many people opposed Ms. Raus, but she was unstoppable! With the help of her teachers and her mother, she made her way to Yei and got her admission. Currently, she is excited to see ECC help her achieve her dream.
I could barely recognize him as a student when I first met him. He was untidy and confused. After a few encounters in the classroom, his case was brought to the Management Team. The easiest thing to do was to dismiss him but his Head of Department saw great potential in him. Since then, Mr. Moroma has displayed tremendous change in his life; academically, spiritually and socially. When I asked him this year why he joined ECC, his response was, “I didn’t choose to come and study at ECC but my uncle persuaded me to join the college. However, I am grateful to be a student of ECC because I am even surprised how my life has changed.”
The author of ‘Built to Last,’ Jim Collins, stated that his book “is about building a company that makes such a distinctive impact on the world it touches, and does so with such intrinsic excellence, that it would leave a gaping hole that could not be filled by any other institution if it ceased to exist.” (p. xiii) Since ECC won the trust of the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology in 2021 after a tedious 8 years of struggles and follow ups, we have been asking: What is unique about the college that if it isn’t registered in South Sudan, it will leave a huge gap?
ECC has made a tremendous impact upon the lives of many individuals in South Sudan and Sudan over the last 20 years. With the official registration of the college in 2021 and stories such as those of Ms Raus and Mr Moroma, we are very optimistic that the college will continue to make a positive impact in South Sudan as we continue to touch the nation by transforming individual lives.
We have started the academic year 2022 with the theme: Building on a Strong Foundation. The history of ECC is marked by commitment to the vision, excellence, resilience, service, accountability and responsibility. I believe that building such principles into the lives of young men and women is what makes Emmanuel Christian College exceptional.
Welcome to Emmanuel Christian College where lives are transformed through academic excellence and the powerful impact of the word of God and professional Christian educators!
This year our theme is ‘Fear not, for I am with you.’ As we are faced with the challenge of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and other ripple effect attempts to control the disease, let us put our trust fully in the Lord because He has promised to be with us. He is with us.
In the year 2020, I decided to tell my mum that I will be continuing with ECC because I found no difference with going to Uganda or Juba to attain my diploma in any place because ECC offers the excellent educational services. The uniqueness of ECC approach to education, the learning atmosphere and the passion for God and principled life in all the professional course made me choose ECC above any other university within our outside the country.
I am delighted to have chosen this Christ-centered institution where people from different tribes, regions, denominations and backgrounds, all come together at this to study. I am pursuing my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at Emmanuel Christian College. Since I joined ECC my life has immensely been transformed. My joy and excitement is that I am speaking as a transformed person who has experienced the power of the Word and the power of academic excellence demonstrated by the ECC lecturers.
Emmanuel Christian College trained me to teach learners with courage and confidence. I learnt how to teach learners using teaching aids, prepare lesson plan and scheme of work. This was possible to me because of the constant guidance and support offered by the ECC lecturers.
Therefore, ECC is not only a place for academic excellence but it is a college where one could find love, courage, confidence, support, friends who care. ECC is a center for holistic transformation and is a place where the life of Jesus Christ is made relevant to every aspect of life.