Public secondary schools in Abyei receive close to 2 million SSP as school development grant


Agok Secondary School in Abyei Administrative Area
Agok Secondary School in Abyei Administrative Area | Credit: Deng Korchiek Ayom | AIRS

Agok secondary school in Abyei Administrative Area has received more than half a million South Sudanese Pounds for school development.

School headteacher, Mr. Bar Mawien Bar suggested that part of the money will be used to build additional classrooms for senior one and senior two students and building latrines and kitchen.

The funds from European Community were channeled through Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to various schools in South Sudan. On Wednesday, ADRA handed over part of the funds to the school administration in  the presence of caretaker commissioner of Rumamer county and school board of governors.

Chairperson of the board of governors, Agaker Jupur says they will work together with the school administration to ensure the money is appropriately spent.

 In a related story, the Director of Gender in Administration of Education in Abyei Administrative Area, Nyankiir Chol Piok said they have given similar grant to Abyei Girls’ and Abyei Boys’ secondary schools in Abyei Town in an event attended by the head of education, information, culture, youth and sports.

The total grant given to three public secondary schools in Abyei Administrative Area by the EU this year is close to 2 million South Sudanese pounds.

Abyei Boys’ secondary school received over 900,000 SSP, Abyei Girls’ over 524,000 SSP and Agok secondary with over 539,000 SSP.