Northern Bahr El Gazal state has recruited teachers to tackle the lack of instructors.
Some appointed staff has been working as volunteers for years, teaching various primary and secondary students.
The state’s Ministry of Education says the move addresses challenges facing learning institutions and promotes quality learning.
Santino Bol Akot is Director-General of the state ministry education NBG.
He said eighty-five new appointees were graduated from Maper National teachers training institute last year.
The state government also promoted one hundred teachers from lower grades to 10, 8, and 7, respectively.
The State pledge to pay teacher salaries from the locally generated revenue collection.
“State ministry education will be a response on 85 new recruited teachers which include in the payroll. They will get salary effect from the current date of their employment. We also have a hundred teachers promoted that will get their pay from the national government. All this process was done to improve the education at public schools,” Bol said.
Civil Servant in South Sudan has been facing salary delay which becomes a concern to keep them on the job.
The Education Director said salary delay is a countrywide problem that shouldn’t worry the individual.
Some new teachers who spoke to Akol Yam 91.0 celebrated their appointment, saying they worked as volunteers without salary for years.
Teachers hope there being on government payroll will encourage them to concentrate on teaching.
“We are holding two certificates secondary and teachers training certificated for two years without proper employment, but right now we knew ministry had recognized our qualification.
“We shall work closely with ministry education to promote quality education because get salary is encouraged to do batter jobs. When most of the teachers are not pay, they don’t come to schools regularly.”
“Administration will be designed schools’ attendance to guild all teachers on their arrived and departure times. After the ministry resolves lower pay and voluntarily works through recruits and promotion, we request them to work on the delayed salary while teachers are doing fieldwork that needs monthly cash,” Teachers narrated.
A teacher in South Sudan earns between 1,600 – 2,000 Pounds -about $10 -every month.