Communal Conflict And Floods Affecting Learning In Tonj State
Tonj State Minister of Education, Gender and Social Deployment, Awut Tabitha Anyar, has said that learning has been affected by the various communal conflict in the State.
Hon. Awut Tabitha Anyar, Tonj State Minister of Education, Gender and Social Development [Photo| Ayuel Santino Manut]
By Ayuel Santino Manut
TONJ, 22 July 2016 [Gurtong]- Tabitha in an interview with Gurtong on Thursday also said that some schools in remote areas of the State are currently not operational because of flooding.
“In Tonj East we have schools at the borders like those of Lol Liith they are not working and some schools in Tonj North especially Marial-Lou there are some schools which are not operating currently because of clashes which happened between Lou Paher and Apuk Padoc and then also in Alabek there is also floods,” Said Awut.
The minister further reported that poor salaries have as well forced teachers to abandon teaching and join non-governmental organizations and security forces.
“Teachers are few and the morale of the present teachers has been lowered because of the increment of salaries which was announced and which did not materialize,” she said.
“Actually the most affected area is education when they were announcing that there was increment most of the teachers in grade 14 were really happy and they thought their mission will be complete, afterwards it was not effective,” The Minister added.
She however urged teachers to uphold the spirit of nationalism assuring teachers that she would make a follow up on the issue until it is solved.
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