Emmanuel Christian College (ECC), one of the nation’s premier learning institutions, is 120 Miles west of Juba, located on the lush green lands of South Sudan in Goli, Yei River County in Central Equatoria State.
Welcome to Emmanuel Christian College (ECC), an institution of transformative learning where academic excellence is combined with a holistic development of the learner based on the Biblical perspective of life.
ECC partners with various universities in East Africa to offer the academic programs. These included Mount Meru University in Tanzania and St. Paul’s University in Kenya. Since 2004, ECC has graduated more than 1500 students with degrees, diplomas, and certificates in various fields such as Theology, Education, Business Administration and, Leadership and Management. This also includes short courses such as
Children ministry, Women Leadership Development and IT.
In 2016 the College introduced degrees in Education, Theology and Business Administration. The college is acknowledged by the national ministry of Higher Education of South Sudan and the process of full
accreditation is being pursued.
A transformed people with academic excellence, rooted in the Word and glorifying God
ECC’s mission is to create a holistic church and society in South Sudan and beyond through transformative education, equipping godly men and women to develop sustainable communities.
Emmanuel Christian College is governed by a Board of Governors. The Board consists of the Bishop of the Africa Inland Church, the Bishop of the Sudan Pentecostal Church, the Bishop of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, various selected professionals from South Sudan, East Africa, and Southern Africa. The Reverent Canon George William, Founder of ECC, is the current Chair of the Board of Governors.
The College has an Academic Council consisting of the Principal, Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students, the Academic Registrar, the Heads of the departments of Theology, Education, and Business Administration as well as the Director of Emmanuel Christian Academy and the College librarian. The Academic Council is chaired by the Principal, currently Mr Daniel Ohide.
The College’s Management Team consists of the Principal, the Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, the Deputy Principal for Finance and Administration, the Dean of Students, and the Head of Department of Business Administration. The Management team is chaired by the Principal.
- Team Work
- Gender Equality
The main campus of Emmanuel Christian College is located in Goli, 20 miles along Yei-Maridi road, Yei River County, in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. ECC campus is one of the best training facilities in the country with spacious classrooms, administrative offices, a computer laboratory, students’ dormitories, staff accommodation, a large dining hall, a library, a standard sports field, a clinic, a primary and secondary school and the farm.
The current security situation has forced the College’s administration to move to Yei, to the Reconcile International Institute compound located 1.5 miles along Maridi road. All of the College’s non-academic programs, including the primary school, have continued to function in Goli throughout 2018.
Emmanuel Christian College has a great passion to make education accessible to all people. In 2016, the College’s Education department started an In-service Teachers Education Certificate program at the Ajuong Thok Refugee camp for the Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains in partnership with the Lutheran World Federation.
2018 marks the beginning of the In-service Teachers Education Certificate program in Aweil town and in 2019 the same program was launched in Gidel in Nuba Mountains in partnership with Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NRRDO).
Emmanuel Christian College started as a training program for pastors using the Timothy Training Institute (TTI) curriculum to empower church leaders to be effective communicators of God’s Word. The training started in the late 1990s by George William in Ikotos town, in Eastern Equatoria State in partnership with Africa Inland Church (AIC). In 2000, due to LRA activities in the area, the program was moved to Yei town, Central Equatoria State under the auspices of Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). However, due to the aerial bombardment of Yei Town by the Khartoum regime, the program was relocated with the help of ArchBishop Elias Taban of to Goli. It was in Goli that the program developed into an institution that became known as Emmanuel Christian Training Center in 2001.
Other Programs such as the Teacher Education Certificate in partnership with the Foundation for Cross Cultural Education (FCE), the Children Ministry Certificate in partnership with the Petra College, and the Pastor’s wife certificate were developed between 2003 and 2005. The institution has been serving all parts of the current South Sudan and Nuba Mountains attracting people from different denominations, tribes and nations.
In 2010 the ECC collaborated with South Africa Theological Seminary to offer Diploma and Bachelor of Theology programs. Mount Meru University in Tanzania joined to offer Certificate and Diploma of Education programs. The Diploma of Leadership and Management was offered in collaboration with St Paul’s University in Kenya.
In 2012 Emmanuel Christian Training Center changed its name to Emmanuel Christian College after it was granted permission to function as a college by the National Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
The College has grown tremendously from a single program at its inception to its current three academic departments with a students’ population of 350.
Emmanuel Christian College is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of the Bishop of the Africa Inland Church, the Bishop of the Sudan Pentecostal Church, the Archbishop of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, various selected professionals from South Sudan, East Africa, and Southern Africa. The Reverent Canon George William, Founder of ECC, is the current Board chairman.
The College has an Academic Council consisting of the Principal, Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, the Deputy Principal for Administration and Finance, the Academic registrar, the Dean of Students, the Heads of the departments of Theology, Education, and Business Administration and the College librarian. The Academic Council is chaired by the Principal, currently Mr. Daniel Ohide.
The College’s Management Team consists of the Principal, the Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, the Deputy Principal for Finance and Administration, the Dean of Students, and the Head of Departments. The Management team is chaired by the Principal.