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Lakes state government to establish four new secondary schools


June 27, 2012 (RUMBEK) - The Lakes state government is set to establish four new senior secondary schools to accommodate the increasing number of students studying at the secondary level.

Lakes state minister of information and communication, Charles Badiri Mayen, announced in a news conference today that the state government has established a marked increase in the number of students studying at secondary level and therefore needs more classrooms and well qualified teachers.

The new schools will be built, with the Government of South Sudan’s assistance, at Riak-dor, Akot, Pachong and Nyang.

A report published in April by the former UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, revealed that of the countries for which data is available, South Sudan has the worst level of secondary education enrolment. Also, less than five percent of girls in South Sudan complete primary education; and in some parts of the country there are 200 students to every teacher.

After more than two decades of civil war, woeful under-investment under the former rule of Khartoum and statehood achieved only last year, much of South Sudan’s infrastructure is in urgent need of development.

Riak-dor is already hosts a primary school famed for having leading state politicians amongst in its alumni.

Badiri denied claims that historic primary school would have its name changed to “Rumbek Town Secondary School” to accommodate the changes. He said there would be no change of name.

He explained that as well as Riak-dor, Akot Primary and Rumbek Central County will be upgraded to secondary school statuses. Also, Rumbek Town Secondary will merge with Riak-dor Secondary School.


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  • 28 June 2012 06:36, by Madina Tonj

    Good job Lake State’s government.

    All governors of nine [9] States are trying their best to get going development but, Warrap State is remain too poor, no road project, no more schools, no more Hospitals and the governor of Warrap Stae has no Idea about development only she knows how to fired people and appointed those who wouldn’t says anything to her this is very stupid governor Nyadeng Malek

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    • 28 June 2012 06:46, by Snipper

      Good news to my people in Lake state!
      Increasing number of schools and enrollment will reduce the level of cattle rustling

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      • 28 June 2012 07:16, by Kurnyel

        Badrriy Mayen should educated himself first before talking about education in Lakes State. people of that State are criminals and thievs who a true govenemnt can not wasted her time to educated them. Dr John was aware of these people and that was why he did not give them City.

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        • 28 June 2012 08:03, by Snipper

          I remember in 2005, if you drive through Rumbek town no one would dare to leave the road for the vehicle. They always assume the vehicle will by pass them or stop until the road is clear! It was a primitive type of human behaviour that I haven’t seen anywhere in the world except in Rumbek. Their entreprenueral type of behavior is always with mashatis! take example of money making exchange in Juba.

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          • 28 June 2012 13:09, by Amantiel Kem

            Kurnyel, Snipper and Akolde, alll what u need to do is to understand the article posted and then get informed about the background of the article.
            Kurnyel, Badiri Mayen is not a minister for education and as such,there is nowhere he can develop education project to benefit him and what u so called his boss.
            Snipper,what is the relation btn this article and your description of particular community?

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        • 28 June 2012 08:35, by garang kerubino


          why are so jealous talking of Mayen not being educated, when you speak and write like and a nursery pupil. if you write like a child in the public website, can that one not be rate as a illiteracy? you are more Illiterate than Badiri Mayen. you first of all go back to school to build your capacity then come back and correct minister like Mayen if that is your Specialization .

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        • 28 June 2012 21:50, by Plubumingly

          Hahahah Mr.Kurnyel
          Your grammatical flow is fully corrupted my dear,,u r embarassing us with this worse english you are speaking,even i almost messed up because of the wrong english,,how can you mix tenses by saying "Badrriy Mayen should educated himself?" this automatically wrong the word should never carries a verb in past form,,thatz one,,,another is that you said"Who a true government cannot

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  • 28 June 2012 07:36, by sudani

    our Dear Readers
    Our gov’t became nonsense in all their programe of development, why because they promise something that is not going to be implemented. Lakes state is no exception. I wish if the lakes state Gov’t can delivered services that needed by our citizens. it sound good to open additional secondary schools but will it not end only by hearing it? I doubt wether our state Gov’t can do it.

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    • 28 June 2012 07:59, by Kurnyel

      Baddriri Mayen have just started big project that will earn him and his boss Mahemed Chol Tong million of dallors looted poor inncent mothers of Lakes State by building three School only in Agar land and for get your poorest Jur bel Yirol, Cueibet, but just to please his master Tong.

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      • 28 June 2012 08:13, by Malou Manyiel


        Don’t let jealousy kill you!!!

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        • 28 June 2012 08:45, by Shadrack Chol Buoi

          Dear Readers,
          I appreciate all your comments guys however we should be liberal in dealing with state issues and I belief the spirit of tolerance to different point of view will make our government improves the delivery of the service. The fact that most ...of us are from the ruling party should not stop us from exposing the weakness of the leaders we elected and indeed we are the engines of chang

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    • 28 June 2012 10:58, by Shadrack Chol Buoi

      Friends, we need not to talk about somebody behaviors’ in the Media website. Charles Mayen is well educated academically and he is also a young politician whereby u can’t compare him with outgoing ministers. we are the engines of change either within the party or entirely the political system of our state. I would love to advise my brother in the government to work for improvements in the gov

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  • 28 June 2012 08:41, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Readers, I call this news as Public Relations n white wash mash put on by New Min. of Info & Telecommunications n his boss Eng. Chol Tong. How many times did they annouce increasing number of secondary schools in Lakes? I do remember early May 2012, Governor himself visited Pacong & Akot n promised that renovations will commence n that pupils will enrol for 2012 into these schools. What happened?

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    • 28 June 2012 08:54, by Shadrack Chol Buoi

      I haven’t seen any changes in the current gov’t but change itself will come. We need not to say what had been promised because there is different between information and promises. What the governor had informed the commmunity but not promised..

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  • 28 June 2012 08:58, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Snipper & Kurnyel, in this website, it is said n I repeat: NO inappropriate or offensive language, NO inappropriate or derogatory remarks allow! Please stick to news content rather than going opposite. It is important that criticism centers on the topic. What links town street people behaviour with increasing secondary schools in Lakes? I so much doubt your nationalistic when commenting as this?

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  • 28 June 2012 09:19, by Gabriel Machar

    Welcome back lakes state from absentee. regarding this statement, if it real & not just a inch on a paper, how many counties in lakes state? are they all in Rumbak central. If we really likes to educate our young generation in lake state these four school should be allocated equally for the benefit of all. My suprise is how did they came out with this measurement. what are the criteia of

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  • 28 June 2012 09:36, by Gabriel Machar

    what are the criteria of allocation?. viewers will judge on this matter. what about those who are living far north/south,west/east of this state?. the government focus is only in the state Capital. Engineering Chol Tong, we all suport you durring election and still suporting you. Iam alerting you of hiding element that are working day & night to fail you. Try to adjust your move

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  • 28 June 2012 13:36, by viper

    Lake state gov’t deserve millions of thanks and appreciation from wise young generation because of this positive announcement. Promising the young generations for secondary schools is the best promise. Confused boys will attempt to politicize it but wise gents will thanks the wise cabinet of Lake state

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  • 28 June 2012 14:03, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Gabriel Machar & Shadarack Chol, First of all, information/promise should be accompanied by action. If U r a serious politician who would account to your voters, u would say n do, not the other way. Gabriel, what we need is not where these schools will be put up in, but what they will give to our children.I would even say put them all in Rumbek centre for security to be maintained on time if any!

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  • 28 June 2012 14:10, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Currently, we ve Rumbek Secondary school (so-called National, what for?)n nothing it is giving to our children, but rather it is more than a cattle camp in which fighting is the order of each day. I would suggest that the Logo of a cow head/horn be removed straight away. This symbol is contributing into bringing up/learning of our kids with cow mentality! Remove it! Put a dove or anything peaceful

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  • 28 June 2012 15:39, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Rumbek secondary school is totally chaotic, playingground n waste of time. When the 1st Headmaster was removed, we as community members of this state thought, someone with national will, be brought, but it turned out that (the current headmaster)is a snail n have no idea of what to do for this school n nation. Wrong teachers from Uganda have been posted in here n nothing now can move! Pathetic!

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  • 30 June 2012 07:22, by Junior Politician

    Good news to the citizens of Lakes State, minister’s education proposal is wellcomed and seem to be very productive to bring well qualified teachers in those four new senior secondary schools.Lack of classrooms is not a big issue, we learned under the trees in 90s. Big secondary schools in Rumbek East county, like Akot secondary school can take a large number of students.

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