Only 27 Out Of 100 People Literate In South Sudan: Report

September 8, 2017 2:59 pm1 commentViews: 32

Children in South Sudan should go to school, but the biggest challenge in the war-torn country is that most of the people are either living as refugees or are displaced.

The UN education and cultural agency appealed the government as well as donors to increase investment in education sector of the country as the literacy rate is at alarming downside with only 27 percent people are educated.

About 1.8 million school-going children are out of school due to ongoing civil war and this has led to education crisis in the country.

The protracted conflicts and under funding have made the situations worst and a data of UNICEF reveals South Sudan is second to Liberia in the world with highest proportion of out-of-school children.

It is learned the fund allocated by government in the education sector is not enough and there ae currently just 40,000 teachers to serve schools across South Sudan.

Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of General Education, however said the government has come up with a five-year plan to improve the education sector in the country.

He added, “In order for us to change the current situation, we need every individual in the country to take literacy and education generally seriously.”

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