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Jonglei: Pibor schools with insufficient facilities


July 31, 2012 (PIBOR) – Pibor county of Jonglei state lacks basic teaching facilities, according to the headteacher of a local school.

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Head teacher of Pibor Basic Primary School, Samuel Logidang Korok, Pibor, Jongeli, South Sudan, July 31, 2012 (ST)

Samuel Logidang, who heads Pibor Primary School, told Sudan Tribune that there is insufficient classroom space in his school and they do not have the requisite number of desks or text books.

Pibor Basic primary school, has one permanent building of two classes, constructed by the non-profit organisation, INTERSOS in 2011.

Longidang said the lack of books, chalk, classrooms, desks and permanent classrooms remained a challenge.

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Pibor Primary pupils sitting on stones in class Pibor, South Sudan, July 31, 2012 (ST)

He called for the immediate intervention from the government, citing the class eight candidates as the group most affected "since they have no more time left for them to site their final exams”.

“Although we sometimes get help from INTERSOS, we still lack text books to teach our children”, he said. “We normally beg our colleagues who come from Juba to give us text books”.

Pibor Basic primary school has registered 625 pupils, 65 of whom are in primary eight.

Many of Pibor’s schools were destroyed during ethnic clashes raged between August 2011 and February 2012.


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  • 1 August 2012 07:25, by Dinkawarrior

    I like the definition of Pi-Bor!

    Which mean eating mud in Bor!!! As local people called it the land of people who ate mud!!

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    • 1 August 2012 09:35, by Otong

      Pibor, mean ’’ white water’’ it’s the river that flow along their land upto Malakal, the meaning you mentioned is in the empty head of Bor people who can define it like that.
      I like your empty minds so you grow up to knowing only Bor rather than thinking about other communities are better than Bor.

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      • 1 August 2012 10:55, by Dinkawarrior

        Mr. Dumbass there is only one White Water which also called white Nile. You have been hiding for so long but now your in hands. There is no mud over here for beer-Anyuak but your fool minded will leaded you no where except in my own corners. That was the reason why you were fool to be caught.

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      • 1 August 2012 19:12, by Ruach

        The meaning is here as Otong has cited.Pi + Boor.Pi means water and Boor Means white.It was named after the H2O change during dry season where u can see it becomes white as it contains more clay soil which actually looks whites.You can see differences where it meets Gilo River coming from Ethiopian highland.For more infomation as another Nuer though am not,but I know

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    • 1 August 2012 19:17, by Ruach

      These people really needs school so that they become busy at schools and learn different histories of the world

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    • 2 August 2012 09:23, by George Bol

      Dinka warrior,
      You are wrong. Pibor means in the flooded area. Good Job! Murle kids just need education so that they value the modern live. Good job governor Kuol Manyang Juuk.

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  • 1 August 2012 10:44, by WiseMonyBeer

    Thank you Otong for your accurate definition. Another name is Ngangoltin. It is always good to respect others and see them as your fellow human beings. After all we are the same fellow South Sudanese.

    Monybeer !

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    • 1 August 2012 11:03, by Dinkawarrior

      Mr. Beer

      It’s okay to speak Dinka as you called yourself "Mony" which mean man from Beer.
      Some other animals here hide themselves from their communities names because of the crimes they made against other people.
      I do respect you for your identity.

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    • 2 August 2012 15:07, by thoncietahnom

      Murle now will start from the bottom, if it is Tit for Tat murle, should sell the thousands of cows that they been robe from Dinka & nuer to buy their school facilities because this what Dinka Bor & Nuer been strugling for to get enough staffs for Education and wellbeing

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  • 1 August 2012 20:37, by panom lualbil

    Of course, this is the way to go. Knowing God and having education are keys to better life. Thank you Mr. Lodidang I appreciate your report and tell Legal Elite that I say hello to him.

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