Basic education and gender equality


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Planned results


Planned results

Education in South Sudan
© UNICEF South Sudan/2012/Kun Li
Sitting on the floor, students of Airport View Primary School in Torit, Eastern Equatoria State, attend a class.

Over the period 2012–13, UNICEF aims to build on the achievements of the previous years to contribute to improving education in South Sudan. The overall programme result for the UNICEF Education Programme is to ensure that the country is on course to achieve universal participation and increased and equitable completion of quality primary education, with parity among boys and girls.To achieve this result, efforts will be made to ensure the implementation of the following:

  • The ESSP is formulated and implemented, including the finalization of policies and legislation.
  • •The EMIS annual census is fully operational in all states and capacity developed at all levels.
  • Significant progress has been made in mainstreaming minimum standards for education in emergencies into government policies and budgets, including provision of protective education services to children affected by conflict or other humanitarian crises.
  • A strategy to address socio-cultural and other barriers is functional, enabling the acceleration of girls’ enrolment, retention and completion of basic education.
  • A child friendly school plan is in place and functional, enabling the delivery of an inclusive, quality and relevant education for all children and youths.
  • A life skills strategy and plan are developed and functional to provide a broad range of essential knowledge and competencies to all children and youths.



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