Minister hails Egypt for supporting TVET education

The National Minister of General Education and Instruction Awut Deng Acuil on Thursday praised the Egyptian government for constructing technical vocational education training institute in the country.

By Papa Goch Biar Mawien

The National Minister of General Education and Instruction Awut Deng Acuil on Thursday praised the Egyptian government for constructing technical vocational education training institute in the country.

The TVET institute in Wau of Western Bahr El Ghazal State was also equipped with equipment by the Egyptian government.

 “Wau technical school is now operational and it will be soon inaugurated by the government,” Deng said during the TVET Sub-Sector Annual Review Conference in Juba held at Imperial Plaza Hotel.

She also revealed that the governments of China, Ethiopia, Morocco and Algeria have been hugely supportive to capacity-building of South Sudanese whom they have provided scholarships to study vocational education.

Deng said that TVET is capable of contributing toward economic development of South Sudan.  

She also praised the parliamentary education committee in the transitional national legislative assembly for unifying TVET structures in the country.

“This effort culminated in the formation of TVET Ad-hoc coordination committee which was established by the President,” Deng said.

 TVET Ad-hoc committee has unified the TVET programs and aligned them with the regional, continental and global standard of TVET, said Deng.

Deng called on development partners to provide additional support for TVET. “Last year, we have trained a good number of youth in 7 States with various employable skills such as motorcycle repair, saloon and hair dressing, catering and hospitality, fish preservation, and carpentry, building and construction and agriculture, ICT, electricity and solar installation. This is what we need, we need people who will be doing practical work,” she disclosed

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