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Jonglei’s recurring conflicts disrupt learning

Author : | Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013

School children in their tree shade classroom | File photo

Recurrent conflicts in Jonglei state have affected attendance at schools.

Children displaced from areas such as Pibor, Twic East and Akobo have been mostly affected by cattle rustling and child abduction.

Floods have also had an effect.

“Families have been displaced; that means interrupting children education,” Jonglei State Minister of Education Stephen Par Kuol told Eye Radio.

“We are participating in these exams as a state, but definitely they will have some dire effects on the results and also on the number of the students taking part in the exam,” he added.

Mister Kuol said displaced student will be able to sit exams in their current location.

“We have given directive for displaced students who have completed their courses but they have been displaced to be allowed to sit anywhere.

“For example; students displaced to Bor town can sit for their exam in any of our schools.”

Over 800 households have been affected by floods in the last two months in Twic East County.

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