Abyei education official calls for support to girls’ education

John Ajang Kiir (seated center) in front row | Source: Abyei Area Administration Facebook page

The director general of education, information, culture youth and sports in Abyei Administrative Area is calling for support to girls’ education.

John Ajang Kiir spoke during the commemoration of girl child education day in Abyei Town on Tuesday. According to official Facebook page, Kiir called on parents to ensure that girls are enrolled at schools.

“Let us be pillars in encouraging the girl education.” He said.

The event is held yearly with the aim to reflect on the importance of girl education. It was attended by UN-Police, local chiefs’ representative and education officials among others.

Factors including early and forced marriages and lack of support are among reasons girls drop out of school in the area.