Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC
Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC

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South Sudan is the world’s newest country since Kosovo

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    AU Report on Presidential Summit

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013

     Summit Meeting Between the Presidents of South Sudan and Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, a......

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    South Sudan could pump some oil by end-November. Minister Stephen Dau

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    South Sudan could resume producing up to 230,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil within a month, its......

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    Travel Advisory to South Sudan

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

     The Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington D.C would like to advise South Sud......

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    EDUCATION

    Many long years of conflict have inflicted a heavy toll on the people of South Sudan. Due to war, many have not had the opportunity to focus on education, resulting in an extremely low literacy rate for the new nation. The long road to recovery began after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. Since then, primary school enrollment has increased fourfold.

    EDUCATION

    Although this is a step in the right direction, South Sudan still faces many challenges in establishing a fully functioning education system.


    Primary school consists of eight years, followed by three years of secondary school, and then four years of university; the 8 + 3 + 4 system in place since 1990. The primary language of instruction at all levels is English..