[SOUTH SUDAN] Education is a key priority for the government of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.
Sixty-four per cent of children aged 6 to 11 are out of school, and the primary school completion rate is only 10 per cent, among the lowest in the world.
Gender equality is also a huge challenge, with only 37 per cent of girls aged 6 to 13 attending school. Still, thanks to the efforts of dedicated teachers, accelerated learning programmes and children’s clubs, there have been encouraging developments in girls’ education over the past year. (via UNGEI - Republic of South Sudan - Prioritizing education and promoting gender equality in South Sudan)