Pupils from Royal Junior Accademy in Jonglei State-Bor [Photo| Juuk Mading]
By Juuk Othana Mading
BOR, 24 June 2016 [Gurtong] – The shortage of power being experienced in Jonglei State is affecting studies of candidates in both primary and secondary boarding schools.
The schools also lack enough school materials including reading materials and laboratory equipment to adequately prepare for their exams.
The Director of Vine High School, Makuach Samuel Reech told the media that the power issue has been the biggest challenge to the candidates as they can only study during the day.
“The issue of lights is a bit challenging. Students are suffering because they don’t read at night. They depend on day time hours which are not enough to the candidates. But then again we cannot blame the government of South Sudan because we have understood the situation that we are in.”
He however, encouraged the candidate to study hard during day.
Achol Elizabeth, a senior four candidate in Vine High school said that lack of power in the school is affecting their studies.
“We only read during the day time and we have suspended reading at night because there is power. If it continues like this then it will affect our studies and we may fail in the final exams”, she said.
Elizabeth Aluel Kuol, a class eight candidate in Bor A. Mix Primary school, said that the generator can only be used for one hour which does not help much.