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Morobo county embarks on quality education plans

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March 02, 2016 (MOROBO) - Authorities of Morobo county in South Sudan’s Yei River state have stepped up measures to improve the quality of primary education in the area.

Pupils attend the inauguration of Owinykibul central primary school in Eastern Equatoria state, on 20 July 2012 (ST)

Morobo county was among the regions that registered poorly performed in last year’s primary leaving exams. Lack of teachers, commissioner Jacob Toti said, caused the poor performances.

“Lack of teachers is identified as the factor that led to the poor performance of last year. You find in a school, there are three teachers managing eight class rooms and we felt like it’s important to recruit volunteer teachers to cover those places. Out of 20 schools that sat last year’s primary exams, only seven passed above average and 14 schools were below," he added.

The commissioner, however, reiterated the state government’s commitment in ensuring that this year’s examination results are better compared to last year’s.

“We as a county will try all our level best to ensure that we raise all available resources to ensure that the newly recruited teachers are timely motivated so that they can be able to perform and ensure all our children pass to the next level”, he said.

Toti called on development partners to support his area with facilities or learning materials.

“The future of this country can be saved through educating the current generation and to ensure that illiteracy is kicked out the country, we all need to join hands in whatever capacity to see that we provide what we can for the betterment of this children,” he stressed.

A pupil who preferred anonymity asked government to introduce free education and
provide other basic scholastic materials to pupils in Morobo county.

“If you go to Juba and other towns in the country, you will not find the son or the daughter of a minister, MP, top army commanders, politicians, even commissioner’s children studying in the country. My message is that let them improve the quality of the education system in the country, provide for us security so that our fathers can dig, produce more food and sale the rest for our school fees”, she observed.

The county women association chairperson, Hellen Abure urged government to prioritise girl-child education.

“Rape and early marriage cases on young girls are very in most of the schools in the county. We want the Government through the department of gender and education to ensure that laws should be developed and implemented so that any person found disturbing and violating child rights should be punished according to the law”, she said.

(ST)

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