The designated Wali of Khartoum, Mrs. Ahmed Othman Hamza, held an expanded meeting this morning, regarding the preparations of the Ministry of Education for the academic year that will start on the second of next October.
The meeting reviewed all aspects of the educational process, including the teacher, sitting books, completing classes, fences, and bathrooms
The meeting decided to appoint (5) thousand male and female teachers to fill the shortage of teachers
The meeting was attended by the Secretary General of the Khartoum State Government, the general managers of the ministries, the executive directors of the localities, the directors of education stages in the localities of the state and the specialized departments of the ministry.
The Director-General of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Qareeb Allah Muhammad Ahmed, confirmed the ministry’s readiness to launch the school year in the state on time, and explained that the ministry received 60% of the seats for the secondary stage and 30% for the basic stage. In the following textbook, he said that his ministry had received 80% of the books for grades two to five, and 20,000 copies of a book for the secondary stage, and that the ministry had a reserve of books for all levels. It was printed from last year’s budget and received after the end of the study. The director of education indicated that work is in the process of preparing The school environment has reached 75% of the construction of new classrooms and the completion of fences, bathrooms and offices at a cost of one and a half billion pounds. The construction will be completed before the beginning of next October.
In the field of technical education, Qareeb Allah said that the state is witnessing a shortage of working technical cadres, while there is a great demand for technical education during the past years.
To that, the meeting approved the formation of supervisory committees from the ministry and localities that stand on the readiness of schools and work to urgently fill the shortage, especially in rural schools that suffer from a great shortage of teachers, seats and writers to ensure the stability of the school year. The meeting also directed the Ministry of Social Development to provide the requirements of the school year for poor students through organizations and to activate the role of society to reduce the burden on families and vulnerable groups from the high cost of school supplies for students.