Tanzania and South Sudan partner on education

Sudan President Salva Kiir and Tanzania President John Magufuli. Photo : Africanews

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Tanzanian government recently disclosed that it is ready to send its Kiswahili teachers to South Sudan in a bid to assist the country to master the language, African Daily Voice has learnt.

This was revealed following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries represented by Tanzanian Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Joyce Ndalichako and her South Sudanese counterpart, Deng Deng Hoc Yai, in Dodoma.

According to Daily News, Tanzania is waiting for clearance from the South Sudan’s Capital, Juba to begin sending the teachers for the five-year deal.

“We are more than ready to help our East African neighbours in their quest for mastering the language. As we speak, we are expecting our teachers to go to South Sudan,” said Professor Ndalichako, adding that her country will also send textbooks published in Kiswahili to South Sudan.

She further made a reassurance of the government’s commitment to support South Sudan in vocational training.

Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai applauded Tanzania for cherishing Kiswahili language, adding that since South Sudan forms part of East Africa, there was a need to teach Kiswahili in the country for easy communication with other member states.

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