Category: Education

Over 2 million children out of schools in S. Sudan: UNESCO

July 3, 2018 (JUBA) – At least 2.2 million school-aged children have dropped out of schools in South Sudan due to the ongoing political and economic problems in the war-hit nation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said.
This was revealed during the launch of South Sudan out-of-school children study guide at a ceremony held in the capital, Juba.
“In the wake of persistent fragility conflict, at least 2.2 million children across South Sudan are (…)


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S. Sudan and Botswana sign MoU on tertiary education

June 4, 2018 (GABORONE/KAMPALA) – The higher education ministries of Botswana and South Sudan signed on 30 May a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of tertiary education.
According to Daily News, Botswana’s minister of tertiary education, research, science and technology, Ngaka Ngaka and his South Sudan counterpart, Yien Oral Lam Tut signed the MoU on behalf of their respective nations.
A number of stakeholders and education partners attended the signing ceremony in the Botswana (…)


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44 youths from S. Sudan and Kenya for YALI training

May 13, 2018 (NAIROBI) – 44 young African leaders drawn from Kenya and South Sudan will participate in this year’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship starting in June.
Speaking at last week’s occasion organized for beneficiaries, the outgoing United States envoy to Kenya Robert Godec said the Washington-based programme gives young Africans an opportunity to develop new skills to use in defining the future of Africa.
“We are excited to take these young leaders (…)


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Invitation to apply for the 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program through the Embark system

Invitation to apply for the 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program through the Embark system US Embassy Khartoum deadline for receipt of application forms through the Embark system is Sunday, July 1, 2018 in order to select, interview, recrui…

2019 Sudan Fulbright Program

Call for Applications The United States Embassy Khartoum will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Fulbright Foreign Student Program as of today, April 15, 2018.  This program will award grants to Sudanese graduates or near graduates to pursue an …

South Sudan’s first lady aids over 2,000 school children

March 14, 2018 (JUBA) – The first lady of South Sudan, Mary Ayen has distributed school bags to children in Akon county of Gogrial state.
Over 2,000 children benefited from the scholastic materials.
“I want to urge the mothers to send their children to school because education is important. During the liberation struggle, many children could get opportunities for education”, Ayen said in a statement.
The first lady also used the occasion to appeal to those who took up arms against the (…)


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The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ECA is pleased to announce the FY2018 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Competition

AEIF offers alumni of the U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs the opportunity to propose innovative projects that address one of the five U.S. foreign policy themes. Alumni are invited to submit their project ideas through the International Ex…

South Sudan recalls students on scholarship in Zimbabwe

January 24, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has decided to recall some of the students on scholarship to Zimbabwe following a resolution made by its council of ministers during a meeting held in the first of week of January this year.
“On its sitting of January 5th, 2018, council of ministers directed Hon. Minister of finance and planning to settle students’ financial claims immediately,” partly reads a letter Sudan Tribune obtained.
It added, “Students who are graduating in (…)


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Bahr el Ghazal varsity forms College of Agriculture

January 11, 2018 (WAU) – The University of Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan’s Wau state has established and an Agricultural College and a Diploma programme in Economics starting this academic year.
The university’s academic secretary, Peter Gore said the registration of new entrants admitted started on Monday and takes two weeks.
“It is a good opportunity to tell the public that we have a new college which is a College of Agriculture and we also have an institute for diploma programme in (…)


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S. Sudan to settle unpaid fees for students in Zimbabwe

January 2, 2018 (WAU) – The South Sudanese government on Tuesday vowed to pay all the outstanding tuition fees demanded from its students currently studying on scholarship in Zimbabwe.
Last year, students occupied the South Sudanese embassy in the capital, Harare after universities threatened to dismiss to non-payment of tuition fees.
But South Sudan’s Minister of Higher Education Yien Oral Lam told assured the population that all the unpaid arrears would be sorted.
“The government is (…)


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Ending Child Marriage Could Generate Nearly $3Bn In Benefits A Year For Uganda’s Population By 2030

Child marriage and early childbearing remain common in Uganda despite laws against them. As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday.

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Education ministry gets funds for PLE

The ministry of general education has announced that Primary Eight examinations, that were previously postponed, will now commence on 11 December. Earlier this month, the minister of general education said the PLE examinations may not…

Education ministry gets funds for PLE

The ministry of general education has announced that Primary Eight examinations, that were previously postponed, will now commence on 11 December. Earlier this month, the minister of general education said the PLE examinations may not…

UNESCO calls for transparency in education sector

The UN Education Agency –UNESCO – has called for accountability by all actors in the education sector. This is aimed at ensuring that education is provided to the world’s children and adults in an equitable…

UN supports education in S. Sudan pastoralist communities

November 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government in partnership with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have unveiled on an initiative to provide extended education services to nomadic pastoralist communities.
Officially launched on Thursday, the Pastoralist Livelihoods and Education Field Schools (PLEFS) and the Pastoralist Education Program Strategy Framework will reportedly offer active and (…)


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