Turkey will open an international school in Juba.
The Turkish Maarif Foundation has announced plans to open an international school in Juba to offer South Sudanese students with a high-quality education.
The school, according to Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan Erdem Mutaf, would be a world-class international primary and secondary school with a principal facility.
“The Turkish Maarif Foundation is a government institution that deals with education, and they are willing to set up an international school in Juba with an international curriculum and South Sudan curriculum incorporated,” Mutaf told journalists after his meeting with Minister of General Education Awut Deng Achuil on Tuesday in Juba.
Ambassador Mutaf stated that the foundation has all of the necessary resources to open an international school in Juba, and that they are simply waiting for approval from the South Sudanese government to begin construction.
“The foundation has all resources and would want to invest in the industry as soon as possible provided they obtain the go-ahead from South Sudanese authorities,” he said.
According to him, the initiative would provide job possibilities for South Sudanese.
“They will import some directors from Turkey, but most instructors will be recruited locally in South Sudan, and if this institution is established, it will provide opportunities for South Sudanese teachers.”
“We will do everything we can to assist the Turkish Maarif Foundation team in establishing schools, similar to what they are doing in other regions of Africa,” Deng added.
“We are discussing the possibility of establishing an international school in Juba, which would then expand to other parts of the country. International assistance in South Sudan is critical for our children,” she continued.