Imam Al-Hadi College in Omdurman conducts first post-conflict exams

800 students sat examinations on the first day of the exercise at Imam Al-Hadi University College in Al-Rawdah in Omdurman City in Sudan’s Khartoum State, marking the first university examinations since the conflict in Sudan began on 15 April 2023.

During his visit to oversee the exams and address the examinees, Khartoum State Minister of Social Development Siddiq Ferini said the development indicates that the state is on a path to recovery.

“This sends a message to the entire Sudanese community that Khartoum is on the path to recovery and that the spirit of resilience is stronger than the threats posed by the insurgent militias (Rapid Support Forces) targeting safe areas with their cowardly shells and rockets,” he stated. “This also serves as a message to all higher education institutions that you can resume operations and conduct exams safely.”

Minister Ferini emphasized: “Holding exams during this historic period while Sudan is engaged in a battle for dignity, demonstrates that the concepts of defeat, surrender, and capitulation are entirely foreign to the Sudanese people, regardless of the actions of the faint-hearted.”

For his part, Imam Omar Ahmed Omar, the college’s dean, told Radio Tamazuj that the exams commenced on Sunday both within and outside Sudan and will continue until the end of August.

“We managed to set up examination centers in coordination with the relevant security authorities in Omdurman, Kosti, Kassala, Dongola, Atbara, Shandi, and Sinnar, as well as in Cairo, Riyadh, Dubai, Doha, Juba, and Libya, driven by determination,” he revealed.

He expressed his hope that other universities would follow their example, adding, “We say to them that Omdurman and Karari are doing well, and people can return.”