A call for Increased Domestic Education Financing

In November 2022, the National Education Coalition in South Sudan held the first conference on Domestic Education Financing. This event was the first of its kind in the young African country, South Sudan. The event was jointly organized by the ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) of the republic of South Sudan, National Education Coalition in South Sudan (NEC-SS) and Help Education South Sudan (HESS) from 22 through 24 November, 2022.The theme of the conference was “The role of domestic financing in strengthening education system to achieve transformative education quality education in South Sudan.” The event was attended by high level delegates ranging from governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations. South Sudan’s education system inherited a myriad of challenges including structural and financial constraints that have negatively impacted on the provision of education to the citizens of the country. Some of these challenges have affected, for instance, the development and management of the teaching workforce in the country resulting to a huge number of professionally qualified teachers leaving the profession for greener pastures (teacher attrition), weak inspectorate, underdeveloped school structures and general slag in the whole education sector. A number of strategies and recommendations were developed and formulated into an Open Communique This communique was compiled and signed by all those who were present at the conference before it was presented to the vice president of the In November 2022, the National Education Coalition in South Sudan held the first conference on Domestic Education Financing. This event was the first of its kind in the young African country, South Sudan. The event was jointly organized by the ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) of the republic of South Sudan, National Education Coalition in South Sudan (NEC-SS) and Help Education South Sudan (HESS) from 22 through 24 November, 2022.The theme of the conference was “The role of domestic financing in strengthening education system to achieve transformative education quality education in South Sudan.” The event was attended by high level delegates ranging from governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations. South Sudan’s education system inherited a myriad of challenges including structural and financial constraints that have negatively impacted on the provision of education to the citizens of the country. Some of these challenges have affected, for instance, the development and management of the teaching workforce in the country resulting to a huge number of professionally qualified teachers leaving the profession for greener pastures (teacher attrition), weak inspectorate, underdeveloped school structures and general slag in the whole education sector. A number of strategies and recommendations were developed and formulated into an Open Communique This communique was compiled and signed by all those who were present at the conference before it was presented to the vice president of the service Cluster, Republic of South Sudan through the Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Martin Tako. It is expected that the recommendations outlined in the communique, if acted upon, the face and future of the education sector in South Sudan would improve. service Cluster, Republic of South Sudan through the Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Martin Tako. It is expected that the recommendations outlined in the communique, if acted upon, the face and future of the education sector in South Sudan would improve.

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