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Cabinet supports establishment of vocational centers

By Bida Elly David


Council of Ministers passed a proposed plan for the establishment of unified vocational centers to boost capacity building.

Hon. Awut Deng Acuil, the national Minister of General Education and Instructions, tabled the proposal.

Government spokesperson, Michael Makuei told journalists on Friday that the proposal will play a great role in youth with skills and fight unemployment.

“The centers will offer the necessary trainings needed in South Sudan,” he said.

Minister Makuei said the establishment of the vocational Centers has been a strategic education policy.

“The proposal tabled by Minister Acuil is intended to deliver short-term trainings to help citizens generate income to improve living standards,” he said.

According to Makuei, there are few vocational training centers offering capacity building to South Sudanese.

The proposal has not yet established the cost budget and how it will be executed as per the plan.

Meanwhile, Abraham Matoch, the vice chancellor for Dr. John Garang University applauded the cabinet for the plan.

He said introducing more training Centers across the Country will remedy the Country’s devastating economy.

Matoch suggested the need for the authorities to prioritize the agricultural sector being a key area of the economy.

The economist noted that agricultural training centers will be crucial to fighting food insecurity and will reduce foreign dependency.

“The focus for those to be trained is youth that is to say the entire young population,” he said.

He said, Dr. John Garang University of Science and Technology has established an agricultural training Center at Mingkaman.

The Economist said the center is aimed at equipping South Sudanese with agricultural mechanized skills.

According to Research Gate 2014, the government of South Sudan has a few main vocational institutions under the Ministry of General Education and Instructions.

Among vocational training centers are MTC Training Center, Juba Technical Secondary School, Lainya Vocational School, Torit Technical School, and Yei Vocational Training Center across the Country.

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