South Sudan Teachers and Students Are Suffering, No Salary, No Food, No Books and Pens
- Teachers are suffering as they continue teaching without food.
- No chairs even in head teacher’s office
- Public school needs support
Dec 09, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- To uplift the standard of education in the country, public schools should be strengthened and vulnerable children needs to be supported, the executive director of Compassion Children Foundation (CCF) Joy Lolik has said.
Ms. Lolik calls on well-wishers to weigh-in and support government schools with large population of children but poor infrastructure.
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“As you know about education in South Sudan; the classroom is not even neat. And some pupils cannot go to school because their parents cannot afford paying for them, our target is to send those children who are willing to study but has no support for education,” she said during the parents day occasion of Juba Na Bari primary school.
“The classrooms are not conducive for the pupils, no fence, and no chairs; however we (CCF) have a plan to fence the school if all goes well. It will be a joint venture project between the government, the school itself and our organization.” She adds.
CCF is one of the local organizations that aim at strengthening the capacity of the public primary schools within Juba. Juba Na Bari School is one of CCF beneficiaries.
Lolik said her organization’s target is street kids and government schools, stressing that public schools are mainly composed of children of the poor population.
She said CCF gets funds from individual’s contributions and also partners with other NGOs.
Lolik stressed that Juba Nabari primary school needs support because thugs always broke in to steal from the school since there is no fence and all windows and doors have been broken.
Meanwhile, Helen Elisa Yusif, the Head Teacher of Juba Na Bari primary school commended Lolik agreeing that there is need for the government and well-wishers to help them build a fence to secure the properties of the school.
Elisa continued that teachers are also suffering as they continue teaching without food.
“I really sympathize with their condition when I see my teachers are teaching from morning up to sunset with only tea,” she said.
The head teacher appealed to the government to focus on improving the standard of the school saying the population of pupils is high and needs to be taken care of.
“It is something unexpected, one can think to leave the teaching and stay without work but because of the children who are the future of the country, we have to continue suffering. This is our country; we only need to tighten our stomach so that our children get what is expected of them,” Elisa further stressed.
“You can even see, there is no chairs even in my office, all were stolen by some crooks that turn the school as their playhouse. These children are the future of the country, if any local or international organizations agree to support the school, the government should allow them so that the country has better future.” Elisa continued
The head teacher appealed to parents to look after their children, as they will be for long holidays so that they do not join “wrong groups.”