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Northern Bahr el Ghazal records improvement in secondary education results

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July 5, 2012 (KUACJOK) - South Sudan’s State of Northern Bahr el Ghazal on Thursday released its 2011-2012 secondary education results, showing improved performances, compare to the previous year.

Authorities grounded improvement in performances in Sudan School Certificate examinations on recruitment of trained teachers from neigbouring countries of Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo and absorption of teachers who returned from Sudan from which the new nation seceded last year on July 9.

Although South Sudan has been an independent state for almost a year and self-governing since 2005, the world’s newest nation still uses the Sudan School Certificate as the entry level exam for its five public universities.

South Sudan’s ministry of general education says it has signed a three year memorandum of understanding with the Sudanese government in Khartoum to continue sharing using the Sudanese education system, while it develops its own capacity.

Literacy rates in South Sudan are extremely low with only around 3 out of every 10 people able to read and write. The situation is further complicated by English being solely adopted as the national language despite many South Sudanese speaking Arabic, the main language in Sudan, more fluently.

Stephen Chol Ajongo, a state Minister of Education, said in a statement that the pass rate rose to 68% from the 41% recorded in 2010-2011 results.

George Kuac Secondary School, a public school previously called Unity Secondary School, emerged with the best scores in the state with 79% passing. The second and third best schools were Saint Maria with 78% and Salva Kiir Secondary School with 74%.

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  • 6 July 2012 10:46, by john k

    Thanks to the State Ministry of Education for this amazing performances by kids, to be strong nation we need to invest in good education, and agriculture, these chldren are the future of this wonderful nation.

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    • 6 July 2012 11:42, by master

      these childern waiting for dark future

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      • 6 July 2012 14:54, by Ariel muric

        Yes, you are right. dark bloomy dark future.
        no PTA, no good organise school administration.
        God help them.

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  • 6 July 2012 13:09, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    It’s very impressing to learnt that there so little improve from Mr. minister. These are kind of things we wish and want to hear and digesting them in our system. My pple let me tell u education matter alot in daily basis but our PTA, parents and guardians of children are not sincerely serious 4 the betterment of theirs children esp in NBGs..pls try to do smthing

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  • 6 July 2012 13:12, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    It’s very impressing to learnt that there so little improve from Mr. minister. These are kind of things we wish and want to hear and digesting them in our system. My pple let me tell u education matter alot in daily basis but our PTA, parents and guardians of children are not sincerely serious 4 the betterment of theirs children esp in NBGs..pls try to do smthing

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  • 6 July 2012 13:34, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    I think this little improvment is only out of chilren determination into their studies. parents neva, rather then paying schoolfees just and think children will perform not even bother to make sm follow up his or child going and coming back to school on hw children are taught and behaving in school...this issue of mobile phone make alot of negatives performance impact to students esp primarimarian

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    • 6 July 2012 14:13, by Ariel muric

      PTA?
      there no PTA in Aweil and specially whole south Sudan.
      there are brilliants childrens, evry bright child who can do well in his/her studies when he/s is gurade but who will do that? everybody is after money, girls and gentement. if you visit any school around here, you find girls and teachers only talking on how soon are they going to get married. that is the only question the normal asked.

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      • 6 July 2012 14:22, by Ariel muric

        they only concentrated on stilling and prostitutes both.
        parents are not even bothering to ask theirs son/daus what was tought to them in school today. a good parent/gaurde ask his/her child what was tought to you in school today? did you learn new things today? which book are you given homwork today? did you do it? let me see?

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        • 6 July 2012 14:38, by Ariel muric

          this is because it will give a way to tracts your son or daughter has gone to school today. but which parent did that? girls left home in the morning joyfully running to her boyfirends house and come back in the after noon so tired of being fuck and claim she went to school today. but know this and who can stop it? only parent or gauredian.
          anyway let we enjoy them. they are our daughters and at

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          • 6 July 2012 14:48, by Ariel muric

            same time, they are our wives. yesterday, a big person come with the school girls in his car and asked if we can favor to give him a room to fuck the girl in it. but we say no we r waiting them here also. this a game play here in Aweil. Malong Awan is the best in this game. they voted him last year who is the most vip in Aweil doesn’t miss fuckin n malong got 101% of the voted. hey let me not wast

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            • 6 July 2012 18:48, by katnyokarieu

              Ah mr reil re u real on ur sense?, using F**k is not fine, girl have right to visit thier boyfriend if they feel becozs it is one of human right it is a body need ,and mindn,t u most of our parenthood re illiterate to attend to what u have all mention.

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  • 6 July 2012 18:59, by Northern Sudanese

    congratulations for those students that passed, and to those who didn’t there are always opportunities to pass next time. reminds me of my time. unfortunately, most of those who passed won’t go to university and won’t find jobs. still over 80% of people in south sudan can’t read and write.

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