Save the Children Supports the Review of Education Policy Document

Saturday 30 October 2021

Stakeholders at the Inclusive Education Policy review workshop. Photo/Daniel Danis/Save the Children

Juba, South Sudan: Education stakeholders have completed the review of the South Sudan Inclusive Education Policy Implementation Strategy document.

In a workshop organized on Thursday, 28 October 2021 by Light of the World Organization in partnership with the Ministry of General Education and Instructions, participants made necessary changes to the draft document to specify the role of the government and partners in delivering change towards Inclusive Education.

The document outlines how to promote positive attitudes towards inclusive education, improve service delivery by building capacity and setting standards, whilst monitoring progress towards ensuring equal opportunities for the most marginalized learners.

"The document will guide inclusive education policy implementation, harmonize work of partners and avoid duplication and/or contradictions," said Ben Pogo – director for Inclusive Education, Ministry of General Education and Instruction.

South Sudan has already adopted the Inclusive Education policy framework in 2020.

The strategy and associated Inclusive Education policy framework, Education Strategy prioritizes urgent actions to improve the inclusive education capacity of the basic education system, especially over the next five years.

"The strategy is what will guide the policy implementation," said Omot Kony, the Director-General of Gender, Equity and Inclusive Education at the Ministry of General Education and Instruction.

The strategy development process is supported by Save the Children and SIDA. It will be reviewed at the end of the five-year timeline.

Written by Daniel Danis/Save the Children