Police Arrested Teachers Allegedly on Misuse of Girl Child Education Funds

Juba,

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Nov 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Mr. George Ali, the Deputy Director for Development in the Ministry of General Education, confirmed that police has arrested two teachers allegedly for misuse of girl child education funds which were made for girls’ education.

In this story, Nyamilepedia press will not mention the name of the accused as the case is still under police investigation.

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Ali said that the suspected teachers are among the forty three who are also undergoing interrogation by the police. He said the law will take its course when all those teachers are proven guilty or Innocent.

Nyamilepedia press spoke to one of the suspect, a 42 year old man at police station, he says that he was not aware of misusing of some funds he is accused of.

“I am not taken any coin, I am dealing with academic affairs not in financial department, what connect to funds,” he questioned.

He added that unless those who accused him might have bad intention on him, his future life and that of his family members.

On November 24, the arrests follow a report published on social media about students and parents complaining that some schools were recalling the money.

Some said their children were warned that they would not sit for exams if they failed to return a certain percentage of the money.

The cash transfers is a 6-year program that was started by the Girls Education South Sudan in 2013 to support enrolment, attendance and achievement of education.

This year alone more than 70,000 girls have received the grants of 2,300 SSP for each girl, a rise from 320 SSP, the initial amount offered in the previous years.

The team leader of the Girls Education South Sudan, Akuja De Garang, called on the public to call 0928341727 or send an e-mail on info@gess-southsudan.org to report any case of misuse of the money.

“Please reach out to us,” she said.

“We have our partners on the ground in the states and we also have a number for you to report any of these incidents to us.”

The project is funded by the UKAID at 60 million sterling pounds.

According to GESS, almost 150,000 girls have now received at least one cash transfer since 2014.

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