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Governor Akeen tells parents to take children to school

By William Madouk Garang

The governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (NBGs), Tong Akeen Ngor has encouraged parents to take their children to schools to enable them have a brighter future.

Governor Akeen made the statement on Saturday during his inspection visit to Yargot Upper Primary School in Aweil East County that is now under renovation, as well as to acquaint himself with the situation facing the people in the Area.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Akeen called on parents to send their children to schools and vowed that the face-lift of Yargot primary school will be completed in shortest period.

“The Governor encouraged the parents to take their children to schools to build their futures,” partially read the statement on Northerb Bahr el Ghazal State official Facebook page.

“…And [governor] assured the people that the State Ministry of General Education and Instruction will complete the renovation of the school in shortest period of time,” it added.

The Governor also informed the people about the operation of University of Northern Bahr El Ghazal and encourages the students to study hard to reach the University level.

He further stressed that the issue of school dropout will be addressed by the University of Northern Bahr El Ghazal.

Mr. Akeen also promised the people that the National and State Governments are working to ensure reliefs are provided to the flood victims in all parts of the State.

According to children agency – UNICEF in its latest report titled “Child Rights Crisis in South Sudan”, more than 2.8 million children, or 70 percent are out of school in South Sudan.

UNICEF said some of the out-of-school children are living in pastoral communities, moving with their cattle and are not able to attend regular classes.

It also added that the largest groups of dropout school children are girls, as poverty, and child marriage, cultural and religious views all hindered girls education.

UNICEF Situation snapshot:   2.8 million Children out of school   63 % teachers without formal training (unqualified)   1/3 schools are damaged or destroyed  

Last month, during the launching of “Back to school campaign” organized by State Ministry of General Education & Instructions with partners in Nyamlel of Aweil West County.

Governor Akeen assured the local residents that his government has embarked on renovating schools across state to create favorable learning environment for learners in Northern Bhar el Ghazal state.

He also directed the state ministry of General Education & Instructions to allow martyrs’ children to access free education at public schools in Aweil.

“The State Government will look for more Scholarships opportunities from the National [government] to engage our children to go for further studies abroad”

“Therefore, the Ministry of General Education and Instruction is directed to allow children of Martyrs to study at public schools for free,” Akeen instructed.

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