Home | News    Wednesday 12 April 2017

S. Sudan: EU to support 30,000 primary teachers with incentives


April 11, 2017 (JUBA) - 30,000 primary school teachers in war-torn South Sudan, who are currently being paid as little as $3 a month, will receive a monthly incentive of $40 under the European Union IMPACT programme.

JPEG - 23.5 kb
The EU’s ambassador to South Sudan (L) with the Minister of Education, Deng Deng Hoc Yai (EU photo)

The programme, the EU said, strives to assist every primary school in South Sudan to enable their teachers sustain the social fabric.

The EU ambassador to South Sudan, Stefano De Leo, said the organisation will help primary schools across South Sudan stay open and keep the social fabric together, despite conflict, humanitarian and economic crisis, displacement and famine.

"Under the EU’s IMPACT programme, 30,000 primary school teachers in South Sudan will receive monthly incentives worth $40 over a period of 18 months, providing vital support to the education sector," the EU said in a statement posted on its website.

It adds, "This monthly payment is intended to top up - through private implementing agencies, teachers’ salaries as a bridging effort due to the collapse of salaries as a consequence of the dire economic crisis".

Meanwhile, by funding incentives for primary school teachers in Africa’s youngest nation, IMPACT will provide critical support to the education system, enabling teachers to continue to teach and the primary schools to continue to function.

"It will increase teachers’ attendance, improve standards of teaching and support thousands of children in South Sudan to go to school – a critical factor in sustaining the social fabric, bringing communities together and ultimately helping to build peace and stability in a country in which school-age children make up more than one third of the population," further notes the EU’s statement.

The programme, it said, would be managed by BMB Mott MacDonald, which also leads the consortium implementing UK aid’s Girls’ Education South Sudan programme (GESS), with Charlie Goldsmith Associates, one of their GESS consortium partners.

Over the last three years, GESS has reached over 3,500 schools with more than 9,000 school grants, paid over 300,000 cash transfers to more than 180,000 girls and reached 2 million listeners through BBC Media Action radio programmes.

IMPACT will build on the systems established as part of GESS, including the South Sudan School Attendance Monitoring System, a fully dis-aggregated online system that tracks remote attendance reporting and monitors flow of funds through to schools.

The programme will reportedly be supported by strong accountability mechanisms to ensure only teachers who are working and regularly attending school will be paid.

"This will be assured through real-time teacher attendance reporting via SMS, making sure teachers are really in school and teaching, to www.sssams.org, and complemented by the national roll-out of the EU-funded Human Resources Information System (HRIS) for Education," the EU said.

The HRIS, which was already successfully piloted in two of South Sudan’s former 10 states, will reportedly provide comprehensive and reliable data on the entire education sector workforce, supporting the payment of teachers’ incentives, providing evidence of the worth of investment and forming a platform for teacher development.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 12 April 08:37, by jubaone

    Look at your self-styled jienge minister. Smart beggar in a suit now asking the sleazy EU, USA etc for money to pay teachers. Foreign missions have gone for 6 months without pay, govt employees 3 months, organized forces 4 months in some jienge junk states over 6 months. Only theft and smiling like a monkey on heat. What do you have to say Mr. Kych MTN?

    repondre message

    • 12 April 15:23, by Joyuma John

      Dear Jubaone,
      secerely speaking, what is the different between Jieng and the one who re-name Jieng as MTN (commercial advertisement name for mobile Telcommunication Network (MNT) i.e. every where you go. Are we ready for any equivalent payback, but if we are not ready for the same payment then we are not fair enough on issues we use to write here on this website..

      repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Darfur, the most ‘successful’ genocide in a century 2017-04-21 23:16:47 By Eric Reeves The Darfur region of western Sudan has been recognized since 2004 as the site of genocide since 2004 by dozens of political officials and bodies (including the U.S. Congress and (...)

Open Letter to AU and IGAD: Festus Mogae be relieved and JMEC disbanded 2017-04-21 23:12:39 By Dak Buoth It is an opportune time for President Festus Mogae, the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation commission (JMEC) to pack and go back where he came from. And if he so wishes to (...)

The Nile Basin In Transformation: research uptake and what’s at stake? 2017-04-20 14:55:55 Mohamed s. M. Yassin (Ph.D) The Nile basin territories have witnessed huge transformation since prehistoric era and continue to be subjected to enormous transformations. The transformations (...)


Latest Press Releases

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.