14 Nov 2018

 

State Minister Says Education Must Be Prioritised In The Country

” Our priority in the ministry is to see everyone enrol to school so that we can cross the illiteracy line” he emphasized. Garang said even adults interested in learning must enrol in adult schools adding that quality education is key to improving literacy rates in the State.

By Agoth Abraham

Aweil East, 06 June 2016 [Gurtong]- Aweil East State is facing a shortage of teachers.

In an interview with Gurtong, the State Minister of Education and Social Development in Aweil East, Garang Malong Awan said that the number of few schools in the State cannot still be compared to the available teachers.

Aweil State after being curved from Northern Bahr-el Ghazal was left with 5 secondary schools.

“We ended up with only few high schools. We need communities and partners like NGOs to support us so that the gap in facilities should be levelled. Basic education is the focus but next year the ministry will increase the number of high schools to a maximum number which will assist our learners to study in their State as they will miss other cultural values while studying in other States or countries” he said.

He said that the State is more interested in reducing the illiteracy level that is high in the country.

” Our priority in the ministry is to see everyone enrol to school so that we can cross the illiteracy line” he emphasized.
Garang said even adults interested in learning must enrol in adult schools adding that quality education is key to improving literacy rates in the State.

“170 basic schools are enough if properly managed in a way that they provide quality education and a good learning environment.”

According to Garang most children have dropped out of schools due to the economic crisis that has seen their parents not able to pay school fees for their children.

“Cause of dropouts is the outstanding horrible economic challenges which are also associated to climatic change and more assisted by post conflict in the country in 2013.”

He is appealing to the national government to look into education matters and make it a priority nation-wide.
 

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