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Kumba says SPLM has priority for education

Jemma Nunu Kumba (file photo):

By Koch Nhial Nhial

The Acting Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement has said the SPLM party has prioritized education for enhancing development in the country.

Ms. Jemma Nunu Kumba said the SPLM party is ready to support education for development by introducing quality education in the country.

“We want educated youth to create awareness campaign to inform our people about the importance of education so that we can eliminate illiteracy and build the nation,” Ms. Kumba said during a welcoming ceremony for year one students of University of Juba on Saturday.

Ms. Kumba who is also the national Minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism pledged the support of the government to eliminate illiteracy by introducing quality education and vocational skills training to build the capacity of South Sudanese.

“We are going to allocate adequate finance to education sectors to allow our people gain knowledge and learn how to coexist,” she added.

Ms. Kumba pointed out that the ongoing conflict in the country would not solve the problems of South Sudanese.

“We need peaceful means to bring an end to our current economic crisis not violence because it will only worsen our situation,” she said.

She revealed that the SPLM party would train and empower students to develop their creativity and innovativeness adding that students should not allow being misled by the current political instability.

Yien Oral Lam Tut, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology said the government was working hard to improve services delivery to the higher institutions despite the economic situation the country was facing.

He revealed that the ministry was facing ‘great challenges’ adding that four government technical institutions were closed due to economic crisis.

“Due to the economic crisis Bentiu institute of petroleum, Northern Baher-el-Ghazal for Health, Torit for Engineering and Yambio for Agriculture were closed down. But we shall try our level best to renovate and reopen them and maintain the existing institutions in the country,” the minister said.

The University of Juba is has about 15,000 students and recently many students complained about few toilets to cater for the large number of students.

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