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Jonglei to receive 10 schools from the national government

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By John Actually

September 26, 2011 (BOR) - Jonglei state governor announced Monday his that 10 new schools will be built as part of a plan by the president of the newly independent Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, to mark the first 100 days of his new government.

Kuol Manyang Juuk announced the plans at the re-opening ceremony of the Jonglei state legislature in Bor which was attended by the state ministers, MPs and other civil servants. Juuk said the government is committed to eradicate illiteracy and educate its population at all levels.

The ten schools will include six primary schools and four secondary schools.

"Our primary and high schools’ enrollment have improved drastically as well as teacher-student ratio", said Juuk.

Juuk said "our support to Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology, the only institution of higher education in the state is exemplary as it is now offering various courses to over 300 adults who due to the war, could not continue their education to the university level".

He said plans to plans to renovate Makuach Teachers Training institute and establishing other vocational training centers throughout the state are underway to prepare "our next generations to become able citizens".

OUTSTANDING LEGISLATION

As he reopened parliament governor Juuk called upon the state legislature to quickly expedite deliberations on the outstanding bills on Land fees, Traditional Authority, Taxation, 2011 Appropriation and Transitional Constitution among others.

“Let me assure you that the August House has been very fast in the process of law making in our state and this time, our parliament will do the best they can do to make sure that the bills are passed to meet the expectations of our people”, Juuk said.

The state parliament was closed in June when MPs left for their constituencies to educate their people on the importance of plebiscite that led to the declaration of independent South Sudan in July 9.

“Four months have now passed since the recess of this August House [parliament] when you visited your constituencies to be with the people educating them on our development and government policies and practices”, said Juuk. “I hope you carried our respective duties effectively and diligently to bring about peace to our people”.

Governor Juuk pointed out youth unemployment, insecurity, poor physical infrastructure and limited services delivery as major challenges facing his government.

He said the state problems need collective intervention and commitment in addressing them.

The impact of insecurity has been painfully borne by every citizen of this state because of the proliferation of arms in the hands of civil populations according to governor Juuk.

He said the massive displacement of communities from rural to urban areas had caused inadequate service delivery and idleness in urban centers.

Cattle raiding is a regular occurrence in Jonglei, which is also home to rebel groups fighting the government.

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  • 28 September 2011 08:14, by Anyangaliec

    Many thanks to Benydit Kiir for this generous offers! This is exactly what’s meant by " decentralization".

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    • 28 September 2011 10:02, by superior junubi

      Lets forget this government and build our schools. Dont thank these politicians, they are bring us the civil population down.

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  • 28 September 2011 08:15

    Bravo Juuk .

    you are doing the best of leaving your MPS to go Back home where they have been voted in by their supporter during the Election in April 2010 to talk their people for the next plan .as South Sudan is become independent country but back to Warrap State nothing been done by Governor to let all the MPS to go back to their Boma.and to give Awareness to their people in the remote Areas ,

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    • 28 September 2011 10:57, by jacob

      Bravo mr Governor,one thing remain ’s poor road.

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  • 28 September 2011 11:16, by Tribe

    Not to down grade how christmatic you are Mr governor, John Garang University is a mere joke to your leadership and the whole government of S-sudan. Instead of leaving it to the Maldorva university to administer it progress , the government of South Sudan throught your consent gave S-sudan govenment a green light to take a full control of the institution. This was a perilous mistake. i would sas

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    • 29 September 2011 00:01

      Governor Kuol MUST be in better position if the focus is now on Education because there is no Country without Education unless if the Government prepare to Reliance toward the allay.
      Jonglei State must [put effort on Education and GOSS 100 Days are getting nearer.

      South Sudan musy be organize by now,
      Davis,

      LOporpoat Savannna.

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