Below an article from the WTI and South Sudan office: South Sudan is the world’s newest country, but it has inherited an education system that is in desperate need of renewal and reform. For example, the Bari language in South Sudan contains five or six distinct dialects that are sometimes called ‘languages’. The Temein languages constitute some Eastern Sudanic languages such as Tese, Temein, and Doni spoken in Sudan. Moreover, a study by Khejeri (2014) revealed that English, Kiswahili and The general education strategic plan (GESP) covers the years 2017 to 2022 and was developed by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction of South Sudan. The Masalit language is native to Sudan where it is used by the Masalit people occupying West Darfur. English is the official language of instruction/education in south Sudan. The new policy for higher education announced by the Sudanese government in 1990 indicated the language of instruction in all institutions of higher learning would be Arabic. Background and current status The issue of language of instruction is a critical issue in South Sudan, due partly to political reasons and partly to the poor condition of the county’s education systems. English is the commonly used language in both primary and higher levels of education. Note: Some university degrees take more than 4 years, including medicine, engineering, and other technical specialisations. Second language has traditionally been used in different contexts Language of instruction (LOI) is defined as the language in which subject matter is taught in a public or private school setting. Sudan as an ex-colony has been using English as a medium of instruction in all institutions of education. The earliest language policies in Sudan… However in the primary level, its commonly in the upper primary levels primary 5 – primary 8. South Sudan has a very large number of national languages. The Zaghawa language is heard among the Zaghawa communities of northwestern Sudan. The GoSS set 2022 as the target for achieving Education for All (EFA). UNESCO defines LOI as “language(s) used to convey a specified curriculum in a formal or non-formal educational setting” (UNESCO, 2013). To this end, the Ministry is focusing on developing the education sector through 1) teacher education and professional development, 2) the implementation of new funding mechanisms … language of instruction across classes in primary schools in Nyeri County in the order of use, in most schools was English, followed by code switching, code mixing, while Kiswahili and Kikuyu were the least popular. South Sudan 4.3.1. ü Language of instruction is a big challenge. 4.3. It was also the chief language at the University of Khartoum and was the language of secondary schools even in the north before 1969. One aspect of that process of renewal is the adoption of English as the language of instruction for all subjects from grade 4 at primary school. Language. The idea is to get African languages being used as a medium of instruction, just as English is in British schools, and Kiswahili is in Kenya. Nubian Languages Spoken In Sudan. The aim is to use a national language of instruction for the first three grades of primary, since children learn better if they are taught in their mother tongue, then switch to English as the formal language of instruction for higher grades. >>(Read more) 2018 /2019 Secondary school results