News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Back-To-Learning campaign launched

By Hou Akot Hou


The government of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state (NBGs) on Wednesday launched a “Back to Learning” campaign.

Governor Tong Aken Ngor, with his cabinet composed of advisors, ministers, members of parliament, and United Nations organizations, among others, attended the event.

He told the gathering that education is priority number one, saying they are embarking on improving the sector.

In August 2023, the national Ministry of Education held a conference on girl-child education promotion in Aweil, which ignited a spirit of cooperation to bring every child, especially girls, to school.

“We resolved to transform the education system; this includes screening of the education teaching workforce so that the government can employ qualified teachers who can deliver quality education services to our children in all learning centers in the state,” said Governor Aken.

He urges parents to take their children to school, including adults who have dropped out of school.

“I encourage parents across the state to allow girls and boys to access education. Education is the only key to a successful life. I also appeal to adults to enroll in adult education because there is no age limit to education,” Mr. Aken emphasized.

The governor noted that they were impressed with the performance of the students who sat for the national examinations last year, saying his administration is working hard to rehabilitate some learning institutions in the state.

He added that Aweil University is now operational, and they will ensure that construction of the university premises is completed, as the first batch of students who are now taking lessons are those of the public health and environmental sciences and the college of Nursing.

He urged chiefs and all citizens in the state to keep supporting the Aweil University project.


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