More than 100 teachers attend training on teaching South Sudan’s new education curriculum.

Agok Secondary School in Abyei Administrative Area
Agok Secondary School in Abyei Administrative Area | File photo

104 teachers in Abyei Administrative Area received training on how to interpret and teach new education curriculum introduced by South Sudan ministry of general education and instruction.

The two-day workshop that kicked off on Monday in Agok, was attended by teaching staff drawn from 17 primary schools and 2 secondary schools in Rumamer County.

County’s Education Director, Mr. Santino Aleu Madut encouraged participants to put the knowledge from the training into practice.

He pointed out that quality education is a tool to end corruption and promote development. 

 “We want to encourage teachers to be strong because the only way to build this nation is through education system. Education is the only way to change what is happening now, because it will teach people and open their mind. And they will know what they are doing. And so, we will have good citizens.” Santino said.

He further encouraged teachers to endure the challenges they face and implement the new curriculum.

“What I would like to say to teachers is to have commitment. Despite challenges in work, I want to urge them to implement what they got in the workshop at their schools,” he added. 

Achol Alor, a teacher at Comboni Primary School who attended the workshop, said she understood the difference between new and old curriculums. She said the new curriculum is more practical, but it requires each learner to have a textbook for reference.  

Last week, more than 50 teachers attended similar workshop in Abyei Town.