Malakia Girls Primary School

A historic day for education in South Sudan. H.E. Hon. Minister for General Education and Instruction Awut Deng Acuil and UNICEF Representative Hamida Lasseko inaugurated the opening of Malakia Girls Primary School on 18 July which will now provide education to over 400 girls.

Many schools in Malakal were destroyed during the conflict. Malakia Girls Primary School was one such school where 300 girls were studying. Malakal had 46 schools in 2013 but has only managed to reopen half of those schools. This shows the many challenges faced by the children of South Sudan to get quality education – particularly for girls.

“Our government is committed to the education of children, with an emphasis on girls education. Providing education for our children is also the responsibility of every society, and today I call upon all duty bearers of society to step forward and to play their role,” said the Hon. Minister during the inauguration ceremony.