The Ministry of General Education and Training of South Sudan on Wednesday received 330 thousand printed textbooks for primary schools from the Chinese government.
The assistance was received as part of the second phase of the technical cooperation project in the field of education in South Sudan. The books are intended for studying English, mathematics and natural science.
“Today we are very grateful for receiving training materials from the project. I have instructed to organize the distribution process well to ensure that these materials get into the hands of those in need, so that South Sudanese schoolchildren and students benefit from them,” Avut Deng Akuil, Minister of General Education and Training, said here at the handover ceremony.
China has also provided tangram and math kits for primary schools and laboratory equipment for secondary schools to the African country.
Chinese Ambassador to Juba Ma Qiang, in turn, said that the education sector has always been a priority area for exchanges and cooperation between the two countries since South Sudan gained independence in 2011.
The diplomat noted that the successful implementation of the first phase of the technical cooperation project in the field of education in 2018 was China’s first project of comprehensive technical cooperation with a developing country in this area.
According to him, the programs of studying Chinese language and culture within the framework of the second stage of the project contribute to the expansion of exchanges between the peoples of the two countries and the enrichment of their experience.