Archive for March 1, 2019


By Kur Ayuen Kou, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Majak Agot with President Kiir, December 2018

Dr Majak Agot with President Kiir, December 2018

Friday, March 01, 2019 (PW) — We are told the SPLM is enroute to another political remarriage…. Again!! Someone would ask if it was in relation to human family. But they said, in politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies. Physicist Isaac Newton’s third law of motion also clearly stated “what goes up must come down.”

The big hawks of the party met, deliberated and made a number of recommendations that became a public document few days ago…..thanks to the active online sniffers. The current document contains nothing new from early communiques. It recommended among others the need to reinstate previously sacked members of the Political Bureau as was constituted prior to the politically self-inflicted war of 2013.

The SPLM Political Bureau is the executive arm of the party that make decisions on behave of its other organs. It was consisting of 27 members prior to South Sudan’s Independence. After South Sudan succeeded to statehood, it was obvious that the Northern sector of the party will branch off to form the SPLM North. The mother party was left with 20 members as hereunder. (more…)


The role of active bystanders in the provision of quality education during emergency situations in South Sudan

By Abraham Mabior Rioc, Paris, France

education

Friday, March 01, 2019 (PW) — Education has been considered a tool for socio-economic progress at family through national level. For this reason, it remains a desire for the general public to receive an elitism of the education system both during emergency and non-emergency situations. Basically, this enhances the acquisition of quality and relevant skills as well as meaningful knowledge that can answer societal problems in different forms. In most of the developing countries including South Sudan, education has largely been undermined and ignored by policy actors and their implementing political agents. Undeniably, it is clearly manifested in the performance of education system, poor or inadequate tangible educational facilities simply because most of the country’s citizens are passive bystanders within the wider South Sudanese education circle.

 In this setting, South Sudanese are passive bystanders when it comes to the provision of education at all levels. By definition, active bystander is someone who can speak and act immediately when sensing something unusual going on in his or her presence. In contrast, passive bystander is someone who does not take part in the situation or say something at all.  In fact, these types of people exist in every society including at family and bureaucratic levels.  From the perspective of education in emergencies, schools at community level have been affected differently as a result of dynamic cultural, political, and social factors which need immediate interventions from active bystanders. As a point in case, most of the political leaders, academics, and practitioners have always remained inactive when it comes to educational decision-making and immediate intervention in the face of crises. (more…)


An open letter to the state, local and county governments of Jonglei state: Should the poor unemployed citizen pays taxes?

By Abit kuir Abit, Kabarak University, Kenya

Dau Akoi an Rebecca nyandeng

Rebecca Nyandeng and Twic East County Commisioner, Dau Akoi, arriving at the celebration site at Panyagoor, 9 July 2012

Friday, March 01, 2019 (PW) — Dear, Hon Philip Aguer, Hon Dut Achueek lual Deng and Hon Dau Akoi Jurkuch, first and foremost, I would like to pay my gratitude and thanks for your kind heart leadership style you have shown us in our state (Jonglei). It will remain as a nice role model for us the current and some generations to come.

Your Excellencies Honorable leaders of my state, I hope this letter finds you well. While submitting this appeal to you and your esteemed administrations, I am not in any way claiming superior abilities and wisdom than you (all) might have acquired. But want to state that the entire state depends on you for a right decision(s) against promoters of the graft.

Continual inaction is worsening already awful situation your fellow citizens face and may only end in more pains, regrets, and wishes, which cannot help remedy consequential evil that marring our history or losses likely to result. (more…)


Analysis on New Strategy by African Union

Title: Current Difficulties and The way forward the implementation of Continental Strategy for Africa 2016 to 2025

Revised by John Monyluak Thon Lal, MA/Student/Zhejiang Normal University/China

Email: thonlalchuoidit@gmail.com

+8617858993975

AU higher education

Contents

1.1- Introduction. 2

1-2 What is the Agenda 2063?. 2

2-1 The Current Difficulties in Implementing CESA 2016-2025:- 3

2-2 Insecurity and Lack of centers:- 3

2-3 Quality and Equity:- 4

2-4 The difficulties in learning:- 4

2-5 The problem related to low enrollment in secondary education:- 5

2-6 Illiteracy is a challenge:- 5

3-1 The practical Reasons in Implementing CESA 16-25:- 6

1-    First start with AU Vision.. 6

3-2 The core reasons:- 7

3-4 Aims and purposes for the Strategy 16-25:- 10

3-5 Clarification on CESA 16-25:- 11

3-6 The Overview of Sub-Sectors:- 12

3-6-1- Educational Development in Africa: 12

3-6-2 Primary Education:- 13

3-6-3 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET):- 13

4-1 The Experiences and Lessons of Implementing CESA 16-25:- 14

4-2 Inclusion and Gender equality: 14

4-2-1 Lesson on out-of-school children:- 15

4-2-2 Lesson on Gender Equality Strategy for CESA 16-25:- 15

4-2-3 Lesson on inclusion of Refugees in education sector planning:- 16

4-3 Inclusion of the children with disability and Children with Albinism:- 16

4-4 Promoting Youth and Adult Literacy:- 17

4-5 Secondary Education:- 17

4-5-1 Quality and Equity:- 17

4-5-2 Tertiary Education:- 18

4-5-6 Access to specialization in Africa:- 18

4-6      University education Quality and Equity:- 18

4-7 Informal and non-formal Education and training and illiteracy:- 19

5-1 The More effective ways of implementing CESA 16-25:- 19

5-2 Conferences by PACE:- 20

5-3 Access to implementation:- 21

5-4 Funding Mechanism for Implementation:- 21

5-5 Some African Countries are implementing the policies:- 22

CONCLUSION.. 23

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Public Service Announcement: The So-called Opposition and the Conspiracy to Preserve the Status quo

By Captain Mabior Garang de Mabior, Nairobi, Kenya

Fellow South Sudanese!

Friday, March 1, 2019 (PW) — In these uncertain times in our people’s history, it is a matter of survival for us to be vigilant in the defense of our hard-won freedom. The current civil war has now entered its fifth year. With no end in sight for the war and peace being so elusive, it is easy to be confused about current events in our beloved country. The hardliners within the regime -the traditional elites- have made peace a zero-sum game and to them, “peace”, means the maintaining of a status quo that is untenable.

The position of the Movement and that of the regime are diametrically opposed; with the regime insisting on maintaining the status quo and the people’s movement advocating for radical reforms. This has made the parties to the conflict view peace as a hostile venture. In this struggle for political survival, the SPLM (IO) has been fighting a war of self-defense against an unpopular regime, while at the same time trying to unite other revolutionary forces in the country.

The people of South Sudan should understand that not all groups purporting to be “opposition”, are in fact opposed to the regime and not all the interest groups within the regime are for the status quo. Anyone who wants to maintain the status quo in our country is the enemy of the people of South Sudan. The SPLM/SPLA (IO) is a political force opposed to the regime and it is a coalition of revolutionary forces who have come together with the objective of bringing about fundamental change in our country.

The following are a few points to help understand the situation with the “opposition” in our country. (more…)