Juba Diplomatic School to defend enrollment of students

Juba Diplomatic School to defend enrollment of students
Martin Tako Deputy Minister of General Education and Instruction when he release P8 Examination Results. [Photo: Sheila Ponnie]

The head teacher of Juba Diplomatic Secondary has vowed to challenge the national ministry of education over the accusation of enrolling students in Senior One before the announcement of exam results.

“Let delegation from the ministry of general education come to us and check by themselves whether what they were saying was true or not.”

On Tuesday, the national ministry of general education summoned five private schools in Juba for enrolling students in Senior One before the release of the certificate of primary education results.

The schools summoned include Diplomatic Secondary School, Saint Lawrence Secondary School, Don Bosco, Elites, and Salam Secondary Schools.

Meanwhile, the head teacher of St. Lawrence Private Academic Secondary School, Simon Lordel, has apologised to the ministry.

However, Lordel said his school was not supposed to be on the list of schools that violated the laws of the ministry of general education.

 “The students who were registered in Senior One [were] only 18, and they are two groups; [they are] students who finished from East African Curriculum, and their parents requested a coaching for them,” he argued.

“[They are] students who succeeded in previous years and did not find the opportunity to join the study.”

Lordel said those students studied only for one month from May to July and they have left since the coaching ended.

He said they are not isolated from the general system of the ministry, and promised to abide by the laws and rules of the ministry.

 “The accusations levelled against us by the ministry of violating its laws are not true. We are in the procedures for registering students for senior one,” he stated.

He said his administration seeks to give good educational services to the students of the country to advance the country forward.

 “The owner of this school is a patriotic South Sudanese citizen 100 percent and invests in the educational field because he knows that the country is in dire need of education,” he assured.

“We all know that there are several many patriots who carry a lot of money but they do not want to invest in education.”