Education administration recruits more teachers

Agok Secondary School in Abyei Administrative Area
                              Agok Secondary School in Abyei Administrative Area


Abyei administration for education has appointed teachers who were voluntarily teaching at primary schools as permanent teaching staff.

The Director General for education, information, youths and sports in Abyei, John Ajang Kiir said employment of those who were giving lessons in return of nothing  was approved by heads of various administrations in a meeting they held on Tuesday this week. 

According to the education official, the newly-recruited teachers and the old ones will also be receiving monthly incentives in addition to their salary.  A classroom teacher will be getting  2,000 South Sudanese pounds and a head teacher with 3,000 South Sudanese pounds. 

 The education administration allows secondary school leavers to teach in primary schools to solve problem of shortage of teachers.

The annual plan for education administration has been submitted to Abyei legislative council for reading.

The head of administration of education, culture, youth and sports, Chol Pur said the documents were given to councilors on Monday last week.

He outlined  recruitment of secondary school teachers and support for girls’ education as some of the objectives they want to achieve this year according to the plan.

The spokesperson of the Abyei legislative council is Deng Kuol Kon, he said the plan has been forwarded to education committee in the council for study.

He added they will read the document three times before they endorse it.

Some schools in Abyei Administrative Area did not reopen because of inadequate number of teachers.   

There are about 37 public and private schools across Abyei Administrative Area.