11 thousand pupils may miss classes in Abyei says education official

Education officials in the Abyei Administrative area say 11 thousand pupils have been affected by recent clashes at Aneet in Agok.

Aneet market, an area in Agok, was burned down when the armed youth from the two communities of Twic in Warrap and Dinka Ngok fought in February this year.

John Ajang Kiir is the education director in Abyei Administrative area. He says eight public schools and three privates were looted and some infrastructures destroyed.

Ajang says children and parents have fled the area over renewed conflict. He says there is a need for security stability in the area so that the school can resume operation and get renovated.

Education cannot wait, and the biggest challenge is displacement happening on both sides of children and parents. But we are trying to do our best to get the target’s damages,” he said.

He appealed to the senior four candidates to return so that they could sit their exams.

The committee, formed by president Kiir, has started the dialogue to reconcile the two communities. They have been in the area for nearly a month to investigate the root cause of the conflict and find an amicable solution