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South Sudan plans to adopt Zimbabwean free education system

Author : | Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The National Minister of Education says South Sudan will adopt a system of free education from Zimbabwe.

Public education in Zimbabwe was made free in 1980 following the country’s independence.

Education was declared a basic human right by Robert Mugabe’s incoming government. In principle, all children in Zimbabwe have the right to education.

The South Sudanese Minister of Education, Dr. John Gai Yoh, says the system will benefit pupils from pre-school to Primary three in the country.

He spoke to the media at Juba International Airport when receiving, Dr. Lazarus Dokoro, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Schools from Zimbabwe.

Dr. Gai says South Sudan wants to transform education system in the country.

“I think the critical part is that South Sudan has entered a space of transforming the general education in the country,” said Dr Gai.

“That transformation means a certain policy aspect that we need to have comparative advantage to it particularly those countries that have studied well.”

The Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Dr. Lazarus Dokoro, is in Juba to discuss curriculum review with his South Sudanese counterpart.

The discussion is a follow up to a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries.

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