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Unity state ranks first in school results in Southern Sudan


By James Gatdet Dak

October 3, 2008 (JUBA) – Unity state - the Sudan’s most oil producing state - ranks first according to secondary school examinations results declared for the ten states of Southern Sudan, announced the Governor of the state, Taban Deng Gai.

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Governor Taban Deng (center) consulting with GoSS VP, Riek Machar during 6th Governors Forum, Juba, October 1, 2008, (photo J.G. Dak ST)

The 2008’s Sudan secondary school examinations results were recently declared by the Federal Ministry of Education and its counter-part in the Government of Southern Sudan, putting Unity state in the 1st position in the South and the 6th position in the whole of Sudan’s 26 states.

In his presentation to the 6th Governors’ Forum which concluded on Thursday in Juba, Governor Gai enumerated achievements his government scored during the year, citing among others enormous performances in the field of education in the state.

He also said his state government this year succeeded to build several additional schools and enrolled more than 150,000 children to school across the state.

Gai reportedly had been recruiting for the last three years hundreds of teachers from the Republic of Kenya and deploying them in various schools in the state’s capital, Bentiu, and across various counties.

Last month, Governor of Central Equatoria state, Clement Wani Konga, announced that his state government would also be recruiting teachers from the Republic of Uganda to teach science subjects in the state.

Governor Gai also presented on progress in other sectors of development in the state which were applauded by the participants of the Forum.


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  • 4 October 2008 05:22, by Martin

    Good job governor Taban Deng Gai. That is an excellent report to let your counterparts know that you have defeated all the Southern States in term of education. Other governors may claimed that your state extra 2% of oil revenue produced in your state has just did that, but it is your good idea that you brought in the well educated foreign teachers to teach the future leaders of Sudan. I think other governors never know the number of children enrolled in schools from their states because they are thinking on how to get money from children and their parents to use it in unspecified state development(pockets).

    Taban, keep up your good work.

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    • 4 October 2008 11:30, by Saaid Nafe

      Well done Mr,Taban dispite of those who were accusing you for bring Teachers from abroad without consulting GoSS.
      Here I would like to congratulate you and your advicers for the good job you have done to our chirldren. Go on we are behind you.
      I would like also to suggest to GoSS that education is the back bone of any develop country, therefore let all state take the same step of Taban instead of taking our children to Uganda and Kenya ,let us bring teachers form there, so that they teach together those children their father’s are unable to take them to Kenya or Uganda.
      I would like to advice all the Southerners that education of children in a foreign countris is dangrous to the futur of our country because the children will forget our culture and traditions.

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  • 4 October 2008 11:13, by martin simon wani

    Job well done governor of Unity State.In fact the best and long lasting investment in Southern Sudan is education.Good teaching by well qualified teachers lead to good result.Keep it up. You will be remembered even by the generations to come.

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    • 5 October 2008 02:15, by Jur_likang a likan’g

      Well that is a point scoring policy, Taban! Never can a country develop without a firm educational foundation. We must invest heavily on human development before we take off with other sectors of national development. Job well done!

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  • 5 October 2008 05:14, by Mijocque

    Congratulation Honourable GATDEANG,
    You are the Man.
    Being the Governor of Sudan’s oil producing state is just like being the SUDAN GOVERNOR GENERAL.You proved to those who have been yielding negatively at your performance that you are THE MAN.The Man who put Education first is the Man the Sons & Daughters of Unity State need to lead them,I am giving you thank from the bottom of my heart for the huge step you took,it’s a step the whole World will remember you.Unity State is a wealthy state in oil and now you are making it wealthy in Education.In sincere speaking you are the Man we are going to stand firm behind you so keep moving never ever look back because we are behind you.UNITY STATE OYEE!!!!

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