The South Sudan government on Friday said it would reopen all schools across the country after nearly six months of closure amid the abandonment of the daily routine of updating the country and the rest of the world concerning the Covid-19 cases in the country.
The decision by the Cabinet to reopen primary, secondary, and universities follows a presentation by the Minister of Health that stated a significant reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases and infections in South Sudan.
According to the briefing by the Country’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, after the council meeting, the ministers of higher and general education have been directed to immediately operationalized primary and secondary schools universities, and other institutions of learning within the country. He mentioned that as to when the schools will resume, both ministries are to decide.
In his address, the minister said from next Monday, civil servants are to report back to work. He further mentioned that for the economy of the country to improve, the civil servants must return back to work.
Micheal Makuei said the minister of cabinet affairs, Martin Elia Lomuro also briefed the council on the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement with particular reference to the establishment of a state and local governments as stipulated in the agreement.
The minister further mentioned that the council has a disagreement over the allocation of ministerial portfolios in three states, and this is in unity state, central equatorial, and western equatorial.