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President Kiir orders for free education in South Sudan

President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday called for free primary and secondary education in the country.

“All levels of government should ensure that free education policy is adhered to as provided by the law, including free registration of pupils and students,” said the presidential order read on state-owned radio SSBC on Monday.

It said that the government is taking education matters seriously, and that every institution should ensure that the free education policy in public schools is adhered to.

The order directed the ministry of general education and instruction to come up with policies that shall promote and attract free and compulsory primary and secondary education.

The ministry of finance and planning together with development partners were also ordered to avail the necessary funding to the ministry of education to ensure that the policy is executed.

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