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Gordon Memorial College

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Gordon Memorial College is an educational institution in Sudan. It was built between 1899 and 1902 as part of Lord Kitchener's wide-ranging educational reforms. Named for General 'Chinese' Charles George Gordon of the British army, who was killed during the Mahdi's uprising in 1885, it was officially opened on 8th November 1902 by Kitchener himself.

The college provided high class education to its students who were drawn from all backgrounds of Sudanese youth, enabling them to gain the sort of education previously only available in the great European universities.

Many of the Sudan's Prime Ministers and generals, including Mohamed Ahmed Mahjoob and Ibrahim ?Abood' Ahmed, studied there.

In 1924, the college was merged with the new Khartoum University, as was the Kitchener School of Medicine.

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