The education department in Warrap state has reported, at least twenty-four Primary schools have resumed classes. The government announced on Wednesday after a month’s closure due to flooding at Gogrial East County.
According to the officials and children forced to stay homes, the devastating floods have affected nearly forty schools in the area.
Flood displaces nine hundred twenty households in Warrap between July to August this year. Health facilities, markets, and government offices were evacuated.
Makeny Agoth Giir is the County Education Director spokes to Mayardit FM in Turalei. He alerts the parents to allow children to go back to classrooms as teaching commences at closed schools.
” Am calling on the parents not to keep children at home because now flood have reduced, and classes and exams are at the doorways. I mean, they are closed. We will also make sure chalks; blackboards are provided to the schools,“ Agoth said.
A headmaster of Maker-Jok Primary school in Gogrial East County, Akol Bol Dhal, says two classrooms collapsed, and several blackboards were damaged.
He worried that lack of funds would hinder the renovation of school premises that has minor damages caused by recent flooding in the past few months.
“Much of our infrastructure is damaged by the flooding. For example, classes are collapsed, blackboards that were put in the store also got collapsed with the store, and now the school that starts from primary one to eight is sharing only three blackboards,“ he stated.
The UN reports indicated that flood-displaced 426,000 in South Sudan, 185,000 are children as rivers overflow submerged homes and farms.