Learners forced out of schools by floods in Aweil South

At least seven schools have been affected by heavy rain and flash floods in Aweil South County of Warrap state.

An official said nearly 2,000 learners have been denied access to learning due to impassable roads and flooded classrooms.

The schools affected include; Rol-Gap, Pan-Akon, Hong-Adong, Maluil Akaja, Riang man Kueth, Alueth, Makuach-Ngong Athian, Adiany, Rieth-Nyin and Amet-waar primary.

William Malith Malith, the County Education Director said some learners have relocated with their families to higher grounds.

“We have sent a team for assessment…it is a big challenge because pupils are now learning under trees and this is a rainy season, they will miss to attend lessons when there is a rain,” he said.

Malith called on education partners and the state government to support learners affected by floods through construction of temporary learning structures.