Juba, South Sudan,
May 11, 2021 — The Vice President for Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, has pledged to restructure teachers salaries in acknowledgement of the challenges affecting the education system in the country.
Speaking during the school reopening event at the Ministry of General Education, VP Hussein Abdelbagi promised that he must raise the salary to motivate teachers and encourage learning sufficiency- stressing that it will be a “No lie”.
“The hurly-burly of safe reopening of schools during COVID-19, I took an excellent turn to share thoughts of progress with educationalists and stakeholders at the event organized by the Ministry of General Education and Instructions to promote education in the country.” said Vice President of Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol.
“I promised to improve salary structure of the teachers to encourage learning sufficiency. No lie!” Said VP Abdelbagi.
The Vice President is aware of challenges facing education system and cited lack of teachers, poor school structures and lack of capacity building, among others.
“In my keynote address, I have acknowledged challenges facing education sector including lack of teachers (caused by poor payment), poor school structures and absence of capacity building among others.” He said.
The Vice President encouraged students to use education to remain focus and be productive amid COVID-19 disruption.
“Following reports of immortality among young boys and girls whose goals have been frustrated by Covid-19 lockdown, I used my time to advise accepting education as an alternative activity to stay focused and productive.” He said.
“So, every child must study to have a better stand in life.” He added.
Hon. Abdelbagi also urged teachers to take their COVID-19 doses to reduce the spread of the disease any further.
“I also encouraged teachers to take vaccine to limit chances of contracting the virus as the Covid-19 taskforce undertakes establishing more vaccination centers across the country.” Hussein said.
“This, it gives an assurance of tackling the virus as infection rate drops.” He added.
The Vice President also calls on school administrations to prioritize students with disabilities, pregnant and nursing students in their needs.
“As schools have reopened, school administrations should prioritize vulnerable learners including students with disabilities, pregnant and nursing mothers as an immediate answer to equality education.” He said.
VP Abdelbagi warns those who are encroaching on school properties that the law must take its course on illegal occupation of school lands.
“Nevertheless, I have cautioned the public against encroaching on school lands and issued directives to demolish structures illegally built on school lands as it has been always the will of development saboteurs to act unlawfully. No condoning! The law must take its course.” VP Akol said.