The Ministry of Education in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state has called students, school administrations, and Parents for preparation ahead of schools reopening next month.
The national ministry of education closed down the school in March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown to protect students from the virus.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of General Education announced schools reopening after the lockdown was lifted.
Valentino Achak Deng, Minister of Education in NBGs State, said the learning centers should be open soon. He urged teachers should start reporting themselves to their duty location.
“I came here to juba for a four days education conference which is discussing general education. Fortunately, we have decided on reopening schools in two weeks, and we are still discussing other issues.
“I want to take this time to call upon parents, teachers, schools’ administrations, and partner organizations concerned with education to take note and support the reopening of the schools.”
Although the school will be open, COVID-19 precaution measures are mandatory, which shall be observed. The school administrators in NBGs affirmed their readiness to reopen schools.
“We were called by the ministry this week about this issue of schools reopening. And we feel that we are ready to open schools, although the issue of teachers’ absenteeism is affecting us. We are already trying to mobilize and recruit new teachers.
>We are ready; it is a surprise reopening of the schools after a long time. But we will cooperate with the announcement, our students have been down for so long, and many were dropping out.”
Earlier this month, Parents in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state were concerned that school closure negatively affected their children, young girls become mothers.