Southern Sudan: First phase of in-service training concluded in Kajo Keji
30 July 2010

A primary student in class in Kajo Keji. (Angela Hellmuth/JRS)
“You are to transmit knowledge so you need to be knowledgeable yourself in order to teach the children. Use this opportunity to gain more knowledge and skills.”

Kajo Keji, 21 May 2010 27 primary teachers concluded their three weeks in-service training at the Comboni College in Kajo Keji, Southern Sudan.

The training, which was facilitated by two JRS education assistants and four tutors from the teachers’ college in Kajo Keji imparted basic knowledge in English, mathematics, science, social studies, religious education and general teaching methods.

"You are to transmit knowledge so you need to be knowledgeable yourself in order to teach the children. Use this opportunity to gain more knowledge and skills," Londo Edward, the County Education Inspector told participants during the opening session. He also encouraged participants to ask questions in order to search for knowledge they might otherwise not find.

"JRS has chosen a double strategy of college-based training and in-service workshops to train teachers in Kajo Keji County," says Wani Emmanuel Denson, JRS Teacher Trainer. "From 2002 to date, more than 330 teachers have been trained and another 188 will finish their training within the next two years," he adds. JRS also organises workshops at 26 primary and five secondary schools to build the capacities of teachers, school management bodies and parents.

The sub-county education office and the head teachers were directly involved in identifying the teachers who eventually participated in the training. "This kind of involvement and collaboration promotes quality education among teachers and in schools," says Mr. Denson.

JRS has been present in Kajo Keji since 2000 and will continue to improve the quality of education among teachers and in schools as well as support the local government authorities in their efforts to build capacities of teachers and education personnel until the end of 2012.







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