The ministry of general education and instruction in South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal State on Thursday launched the back-to-school campaign aimed at sensitizing the communities of the importance of education.
The launch was attended by government officials, education partners, community leaders, students from various primary and secondary schools, and cultural musical bands in the state.
The state education minister Santino Bol Akook said the campaign is also to improve the quality of education through teacher empowerment programs.
“If we talk about quality education, there is nowhere we can give the quality education without empowering, equipping, and without making our teachers ready so that they can give better education to our learners," Bol said.
While urging the population to embrace education and those who dropped out of schools to continue their education, Bol said there are about 1,000 educational facilities in the state.
Rebecca Nyanriak, a student at the South Sudan Education Center based in Aweil, encouraged her fellow students to continue with their education despite the many challenges facing them.
“I am happy that I attended this event because I have heard a lot of what is going to be done and what is not going to be done. But all in all, I would like to give some advice for my fellow students that let us not give up, let us try our level best,” she advised.
Source: Radio Tamazuj