[Juba, South Sudan, TCT, By Philip Buda] The UK-Aid- funded Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) phase two program has kicked off its second round of cash transfers to girls in candidates classes including Primary 8, Senior 4 and primary 5 across the country. GESS, in May this year launched its second phase program with a budget of about 70 million Sterling Pounds which will be implemented in five years from 2019 to 2024. The first program budget was about £ 60 million which ended in 2018.
[Juba, South Sudan, TCT, By guest reporter, Philip Buda] South Sudan Library Foundation has opened the first public library in the country. The national non-governmental organization is working with support from donors, partners and well-wishers on initiative meant to help scholars in their research and to provide healing to the traumatized in the community.
[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] South Sudan government has come to the aid of its desperate students who have been held back from graduation due to tuition fees balance in Zimbabwe. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Yen Oral Lam Tut in a meeting with the Zimbabwe vice-chancellor said the government is willing to clear the pending fees for the 69 South Sudanese awaiting graduation in Zimbabwe.
[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] A nation’s progress is based not on the natural resources it has but on critical mass of educated populace that have the knowhow to convert available resources into useable and profitable products.