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Southern pupils sit for Sudan Primary Leaving Certificate Examination


By Isaac Vuni

January 28, 2008 (JUBA) — South Sudan primary leaving certificate examinations for 2008 kicks off today in the three states of Central Equatoria, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria, and the starts off bell was rang by Mr. Edward Legge, Director General of Central Equatoria state ministry of Education Science and Technology from Buluk Model basic school at 9.00 am.

Mr. Legge, urge the candidates to take the examinations with courage and fully determination and the he expect the best result from them. With confidence, Mr. Legge says despite of numerous problems encountered by states ministries of Education, they are expecting better performance than last year because syllabus has been thoroughly covered and more importantly basic school teachers have not gone on strike like their counter part in secondary schools.

Director General Legge appeals to parents to show love and encouragement to their children especially those sitting examinations when at home or returning from school need parental love as part of impacting discipline a child may in turn carry to schools.

Our children are the future leaders of tomorrow so it is our works as teachers together with parents to play important role of imparting discipline whose first lesion begins from home then to school, emphasized director General Legge.

Responding to the alleged shortage of English and Arabic teachers in basic education, Director General Edward Legge said no complain so far has been filed to state ministry of Education, Science and Technology by the concern headmasters. Nevertheless, he stated that Central Equatoria state ministry of education is restricted in recruiting new teachers because of financial constrains compounded with inadequate transfer and early remittance by Goss ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, explain director general.

Meanwhile the Director of Examinations Council of Central Equatoria state, Mr. Wani Lado Lobuju, said Central Equatoria State has the highest total of 2,837 pupils with eleven sitting centers for 47 schools comprising of 1,623 male and 1,214 female. The bordering state of Jonglei has two centers with a total of 618 pupils including 462 male and 156 female whereas Eastern Equatoria has only two centers with a total of 119 pupils including 92 male and 27 female, Director of Examinations Council of Central Equatoria state, has said.

Mr. Lobuju explain that the pupil are sitting examination under the old syllabus because the new syllabus only covered from primary one to four, adding that a total of 175 invigilators plus 65 support staffs are supervising this year examination.

The Director of Examinations Council further say this year examination has been approved by Baktearoda national center for Curriculum development and printed in Khartoum at funding of sitting pupils from the three states contributions, Jonglei 29,000 Sudanese pounds while Eastern Equatoria pledged to contribute 3,000 Sudanese pounds and the host Central Equatoria agreed to top up any differences that might occurred.

The eight day examination that kicks off today timetable compelled pupils to sit for one paper per day and the subjects are; English Language, Christian/Al Quoran Religion, Nutrition and Health, We and the Contemporary World, Classical/Special Arabic Language, El Fiqua Wal Ageida, Science in Our Life and the last subjects will be Mathematic respectively.


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  • 29 January 2008 07:13, by John Amule de Lokolong

    Thank you Mr Legge and Lado i appreciate your encouragment of education in Southern sudan,my advice to illiterate parents who knows nothing about the important of education in current World especially those who attempt to stop thir girls from going to school must be charge to high penalty,its aganise human rights.this is another way of taking the country back and for sure the nation will drop to the bottom of the World,imagine if there is lack of doctors,teachers,lawyers and etc how should this country be compared to a country with high standard.Mr Goss open your eyes that education is the way to go,i need your support to see that all materials and equipments plus facilities for education are promoted to high level.EQUAOTRIA WOYE,SOUTHERN SUDAN WOYE,

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    • 29 January 2008 08:29, by John Amule de Lokolong

      why do southern sudan take part of educating Al Quoran Religion,is this what we have fought for.okey anyway i cant go further in this.not a discrimination but you need to understand that we are encouraging tourist,my qn is who are the World worest group of tourist we have christian but in my view its 0.1 % out of 100% and even they have been paid to act not in their own intention.and i dont think that we own any in Southern Sudan,the more you encourage the more it grows and you are prepared to face the consquences Mr Goss.am talking like a bird on the bottom of the tree but my opinion are there infront of your tables.we have to kick Tourist,poverty,and same evils to turn our nation to a real World known as home to people around de World.

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      • 29 January 2008 19:52, by Victoria Naculya

        Alot of thanks to all those who contribute for the well being of the children. And it is good thing that you include islamic religion in the syllabuse,which shows that, all human being are equal regardless of their religion, culture, or whatever they are. That is what peace is, human rights. Thanks victorianaculya@yahoo.com

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    • 2 February 2008 14:30, by Gatbentiu

      I can first say BRAVO!BRAVO!
      The Government of S.Sudan and the gevernors of these three States had tried very much to bring light to S.Sudanese and to all Sudanese in general.
      The big question is, Why only three States sat for that exam? Yet its being call national exam,which syslabus are they using?
      Sudan education system had never been revised since independent.
      Iam very much appreciating the governors of these three States.
      Dear governors pliz advice your counterparts to do the same.
      Wake our sleeping governor TABAN Deng of Unity state up, never follow the old saying"let sleeping dog lie".
      For sure,Taban is doing nothing in term of education Unity State is behind,
      all the primary schools in the state are all for Arabic,with exception of one school which is over crowded and the name of that school is also in Arabic.
      Its like saying the government of S.Sudan has closed his eyes and he is not seeing what Taban’s doing.
      If we are saying the reality Taban himself is "jalab"his father is from "Maraleen"the cruel people of Northern Sudan well known for cattle raiding,looting and killing of innocent civilian during those years when Southerners had no guns.

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  • 29 January 2008 07:46, by martin simon wani

    Lack of English teachers is seems to be one of the main challenges of education in Southern Sudan.My personal appeal to the government and people of Southern Sudan is that it is wise to ask what you are lacking from your neigbhour than just to keep on lamenting.We should not allow the emotional pride to block the future of our children.

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    • 30 January 2008 15:22, by Trueson of Southerner

      very wonderful news to heard the young children sat for thier P.L.E. under the Goverment of Southern Sudan initiative.
      I hope those of Toposa boy,James james,Urbano and Amule will stop critising the blessed goverment of Southern Sudan and let me not forget Bombom the crazy guy who is almost going to run mad.
      GoSS Oyee!

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      • 31 January 2008 06:50, by John Amule de Lokolong

        Mr unknow you better quit acting aganise my name otherwise if i ask you a qn about me 99% you knows nothing only 1% am Sudanese and member of SS region,always you enjoy using my name in your comments aswell i know how good my name sound,but stop using my Amule its meanfull and desirable name.

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        • 31 January 2008 10:33, by Trueson of Southerner

          Mr Amule don’t call me unknown,i was not brought up by my grandmother like you who doesn’t know his father.
          am a trueson of Southerner,who have only one nationality but you have two nationalities as a matter of running to Uganda and forged during the war.

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          • 31 January 2008 14:25, by John Amule de Lokolong

            Why do your moron people including you came to Uganda for safety,without Uganda by this time beshir should have export all of your people and you to Arabs world to work as servants and total slaves aswell same were taken already,try to find out but dont attempt to go there otherwise you may end up in a kitchen with full of smoke in your eyes,same of you get the chance of going abroad in Ug land and now you are uttering senseless.

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            • 1 February 2008 10:00, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

              To Amule!

              Better to combat your main rival personally but not to generalize every body, what about those who were inside during the war, are they exported to the Arabs world?
              Talk senses.

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            • 1 February 2008 10:46, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK


              it is all about your colaboartion for you just support what you don’t know, if you are not coward, why is LRA still roaming in ES rathar then Jonglei or Bhar El Ghazal and you claim to have a vision for your people?

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