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Professor Taban Lo Lioyong during the launch of Dr. Kenyi A. Spencer’s book (Photo: John Agok)

Professor urges South Sudan to join Commonwealth

By John Agok

A renowned academia professor Taban Lo Liyong is calling on South Sudan’s ruling party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to reconsider a membership in Commonwealth countries so that people can have a proper and quality education system in the country.

Professor Liyong made the remark during the launching of a book titled “English Language for professional” written by Dr. Kenyi A. Spencer.

Professor Taban revealed that joining the Common Wealth would enable the country to embrace quality education system.

“This will help the Country to promote proper education system and the citizens would speak fluent English like other commonwealth countries. I call upon the ruling party SPLM to reconsider the decision of joining the Commonwealth countries.” Said professor Taban

He urge the South Sudan’s government Secretary General, Abdun Agaw to be at the forefront in fighting poor English in both writing and speaking in government institutions.

“The only way the Secretary General Abdun can help is to return the documents wrongly written and full of grammatical errors to all those undersecretaries in the government institutions. I also urged the government to send their government employees for refresher courses and learn proper language in both writing and speaking,” he added.

He also appealed to the United Kingdom (UK) Embassy to commitment itself in influencing the government of South Sudan to meet their obligations and join the Commonwealth countries

“I call upon the UK embassy to embrace the fact that we need privileges from Commonwealth and we want them to the UK to engage South Sudan’s government to join the Commonwealth.” He concluded.  

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