Archive for April 5, 2019

Scaling the gains of our struggle for freedom

Posted: April 5, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Noah Issa Philip, Juba, South Sudan

Friday, April 5, 2019 (PW) — We had fought hard for a good number of years, we lost millions in the struggle, and millions of our people displaced, many of our own man were wounded, displaced and tortured, yet, the gains of the struggle, many of us don’t know till today.

The nation of South Sudan was born in 2011, after a “well thought” decision by its people to secede from the north. The decision was fuelled mainly by the irregular development across the former Sudan nation as a whole, the skewed dwarfing on sharing the national cake and the utmost political skewedness in terms of representation at the national politics.

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The roles of teachers as vibrant agents of change and the enormous challenges besetting their teaching profession

By Abraham Mabior Rioc, Hong Kong, China      

Friday, April 5, 2019 (PW) — The teaching profession in some countries, especially the developing nations, has often been ignored in terms of allocation of enough educational resources to meet the societal goals of quality education. As a result, this renders the profession less desirable when it comes to national intake quota per se and also contributes to low morale among instructors at all levels of education.

In most cases, the position of a teacher is very important in the society for it disseminates important messages and vital information through learning and teaching domains which are pertinent to professional and intellectual development. For this reason, the teaching profession continues to lose its brilliant and qualified manpower to other sectors despite the vital roles they play in the nation building. 

In one of his lectures at St. Lawrence University in Uganda, Prof. J.C Sekamwa, a prominent professor of Education in Uganda had this to say: “Teacher is like a father who loves all his children irrespective of their behaviors and manners”. In a different context, in his teaching, he would always tell us (his students) that teaching, and learning is the opposite side of the same coin and each supplement one another. In this respect, it implies that a teacher is like a biological father or mother who does not discriminate against his or her own children–being the lame, weak, thief, mention them. 

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