Education minister inspects schools in Maridi

The National Minister of General Education and Instruction Awut Deng last weekend inspected schools in Maridi County of Western Equatoria State.

While touring Maridi Girls’ Boarding Secondary School, minister Awut promised to provide all necessary learning materials to improve education there.

She also promised to provide lab equipment for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science as well as facilitate the installation of a solar system and tap water for the students.

“It is our responsibility, this is the second liberation for this country, so the issue of teachers has been addressed and what we want is no ghost schools, no ghost names. We want people to stay in class for eight hours to help us and we will pay them. You don’t have water, I am going to bring water to this school,” she said.

The minister further announced a plan to offer a scholarship for students at the school.

“The second support from the national ministry is this school was identified to be given a scholarship to 75 students,” she added.

Minister Awut further urged all education stakeholders including parents to ensure all children in the county have access to education.

At the same time, Western Equatoria State Governor Alfred Futuyo Karaba said the state is committed to improving education in the state.

He appealed to the national government to support the construction of the proposed Western Equatoria University which will offer scholarships to students in the state.

Minister Awut also visited the Don Bosco Boarding Primary and Secondary and Addu Secondary schools.

Source: Radio Tamazuj