The South Sudanese government has launched a program to improve the skills of the country’s teachers, fewer than five percent of whom have the necessary skills to teach in the country’s schools, according to education officials.
Lucy Charles Jua has been teaching since 1988 in Western Bahr el Ghazal state, in northwestern South Sudan. She traveled to Juba to take part in the four-day training because, she said, she knows there are areas in which she has room for improvement.
“Before I don’t know the sound and the phonics but now I know what is sound and the sound of letters A, B, M,” she said.
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