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The information provided below was submitted as at 2020-05-28 12:16:42 by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction of South Sudan in responding to the AU Survey of Member States on Education Sector Response to COVID-19. The information is solely for experience sharing purposes and not to be used for other purposes without express permission of the African Union Commission.


Country South Sudan
Ministry Ministry of General Education and Instruction
Education level handled by the Ministry Pre-School, Primary, Secondary, TVET
Number of Schools in Pre-School  591
Number of Schools in Primary  3848
Number of Schools in Secondary  297
Number of Schools in TVET  13
Does the Ministry have a COVID-19 response plan?  Yes
Objectives and Priorities of the COVID-19 response plan The responsive objectives is continuity of lessons on distance learning. Prioritizing online on Radio, TV and on Mobiles/Computers.
 Percentage estimate of Schools Closed  90-100
 Percentage estimate of Schools Offering Distance/Virtual Education  0-9
 Percentage estimate of Students who are currently receiving Virtual/Distance Education  30-49
Methods for the provision of Distance/Virtual Education  TV, Radio
Specific Innovations which are being implemented Country Girls Incentives payment for catch up strategies to boost girl educations. Planning on the strategy to deliver e-learning education and training of teachers on e-learning education. training on Technical and vocational Education and Training.
Partners which are supporting the Ministry of Education to respond to COVID-19 AfDB, EU, GPE, Plan International, Save the Children, DFID, UNESCO, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, WFP
Is there a plan for reopening schools? Yes
Does the reopening plan include a back to School campaign? Yes
Does the reopening plan include catch-up strategies for the school calendar and or curriculum? Yes
Objectives and priorities of the plan to reopen Schools The strategics objectives to catch up on academic year interrupted due to COVID 19 was to prioritize
condense and repackage curriculum to fit academic calendar for the year 2020/2021.
Re-spacing the sitting arrangement of the class-rooms. Re-training the teachers on accelerated and multi-grade education -systems.
Continue to improve delivery on e-learning and distance education.
Is there a separate strategy/strategies for girls to catch up on their education due to the impact of COVID-19? No
Challenges that have been encountered by the Ministry while responding to COVID-19 Availability of Virtual Learning Technology Hardware and Infrastructure, Availability of Virtual Learning Software and learning platform, Internet Connectivity to support deployment Virtual Learning platforms, Technical capacity gaps for Virtual/Distance Education Support Personnel, Financing gaps.
Date Submitted 28-05-2020


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