EU extends teachers’ support program in South Sudan

Amb. Christian Bader and Hon. Awut Deng Acuil | Source: EU in South Sudan Twitter Account.

The European Union has extended teachers’ incentive program in South Sudan for three months.

“The European Union has been and still is a key partner for education in South Sudan. We are extremely happy that we have been able to secure additional fund to extend the IMPACT Programme for three more months.” said EU

during a joint press conference with the General Education Minister and Instruction, Hon. Awut Deng Acuil in Juba on Wednesday.

“We hope that this will contribute to teachers’ motivation to return to schools following the reopening of schools. The EU remains fully committed to support the crucial sector of education in South Sudan, where the enrolment and attainment of girls, as well as the situation of IDPs and returnees need to be thoroughly addressed.”

The incentives will be given to 33, 000 Primary School teachers at the end of the first term.

South Sudan’s minister of General Education and Instruction, Hon. Acuil commended the European Union and its member states for their support to education in the country.

The EU-IMPACT program was introduced in 2017 to enable teachers to afford basic needs amidst inflation. Each teacher gets 40 US dollars or its equivalent.