For South Sudan, access and equity are top priorities for education sector

|Source: The PIE News |
Gudele West Basic School outside Juba, South Sudan. Credit: GPE/David K. Bridges

On the sidelines of the recent Education World Forum in London, The PIE News caught up with South Sudanese Minister of education, Deng Deng Hoc Yai, to discuss his plans to improve the country's education system.

South Sudan, a nation that gained independence just eight years ago, currently has over two million children and young people who are out of school. As Hoc Yai noted, South Sudan's constitution states that education is a basic right for every citizen; so their priorities are to promote quality education and expand access to learning.

To achieve this goal, the country designed a new national curriculum and is implementing a US$41 million education program funded by GPE, with US$9 million allocated for training teachers.

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Gudele West Basic School outside Juba, South Sudan. Credit: GPE/David K. Bridges
Financing, Governance
Sub-Saharan Africa: South Sudan

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