Jonglei State, News

Quality education promotes peace –minister

By Charles K Mark

Jonglei State Minister of Education has urged his communities to focus on quality of education offered to children, saying it would bring natural peace.

Minister Gabriel Deng Ajak was speaking during the handover of the rehabilitated Bor “A” Mixed Primary School late this week.

He said people with quality education find it hard to engage in destabilizing activities such as cattle raiding.

“If we can educate our people like in other countries and increase the literacy rate, peace will come naturally because people’s priorities will change,” Deng lamented.

Meanwhile, Head of UNMISS Field Office for Jonglei State and Greater Pibor Administrative Area, Geetha Pious handed over the keys of the renovated structure to the state minister of education.

He said that only quality instructors offer quality education in a conducive classroom to impact a community.

The UNMISS official said the continuous commitment to improve basic infrastructure is meant to create favorable conditions for safe and dignified returns and reintegration of citizens in the state.

“A good school creates favorable and more attractive conditions for displaced people who have fled violence and now choose to return to their homes in a safe and dignified manner,” Geetha said.

In February of this year, President Salva Kiir Mayardit ordered the ministries of education to implement free primary and secondary education policies in the country.

The president directed the Ministry of General Education and Instructions to formulate policies that promote and attract free and compulsory primary and secondary education in the country.

The Ministry of Finance and Planning, together with development partners were further urged to provide the necessary funding to the Ministry of Education to ensure that the policy is executed.


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