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Turkey to establish an international school in Juba

Author: William Ronyo | Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan, Erdem Mutaf & Awut Deng speaking to media in Juba on Tuesday. Photo: William Ronyo/Eye Radio

The Turkish Embassy in South Sudan has pledged to build an international school in the Capital Juba.

The plan was unveiled during a meeting between the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Erdem Mutaf and South Sudan Minister of General Education and Instructions Awut Deng Achuil in Juba.

In 2017, the education ministries of the two countries signed a cooperation agreement aimed at improving the educational sector through capacity building.

The agreement also involved training of teachers and other technocrats in the education segment.

The Turkish Ambassador says the schools will include both primary and secondary institutions.

Erdem Mutaf stated that plans to establish the institution will commence as soon as the government accords them a go ahead.

“If we have a greenlight from South Sudan’s authorities within short time they will be able to start their operation”, Erdem was addressing the media after the meeting on Tuesday.

The project will include both international and South Sudan curricula.

The Minister of General Education, Awut Deng Achuil says plan will be tabled to the Council of Minsters for approval.

“The input of international school to South Sudan is key. So this is on the process for the approval of the council for us to operationalize it”, Achuil assures.

The plan will be implemented by the Turkish Maarif Foundation, a subsidiary organization of the Turkish government and a gateway to the international educational arena that contribute to enhancing cultural and civilizational values.

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