Ministry of Education in Sudan, IGAD to integrate refugees into public education system

The Ministry of Education in Sudan, in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Authority on African Development (IGAD), has started implementing a project aimed at integrating refugees and migrants into the country’s public education system.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The Ministry of Education in Sudan concluded a preparatory workshop facilitating the training of secondary education teachers in pedagogy.

According to the director of the National Center for Teacher’s Training, Mahjoub Othman, the project was initiated by IGAD, in cooperation with PARTICIP, and funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation.

Othman indicated, according to SUNA on Wednesday, that the project aims to support refugees in conflict areas around IGAD countries.

The director of the national teacher’s training center indicated that the workshop discussed the content of the training courses, their program, and their implementation.

Musa Abdullah, the Training Officer at PARTCIP, said that the project is the first of its kind, and that it will be implemented in the IGAD countries of Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia.

He said that the first phase of it aims to train 300 teachers in the three countries, 100 teachers for each.

He pointed out that it aims to develop teaching skills for secondary teachers to work in refugee areas, and includes 4 training courses: pedagogy and teaching, psychological and social support, life skills and information technology.

Othman pointed out that the project will begin to be implemented in the states of White Nile, Gedaref and Kassala on August 15, under the auspices of the Minister of Education in of Tamadur al-Tarifi.

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