The newly built Kediba Secondary School in Kediba Payam of Mundri East County in Western Equatoria is lacking teaching staff.
One of the Students studying in Lui John Abona is happy that now Kediba has a secondary school and he is hoping that the issue with teaching staff will be resolved soon so he can go back and study from home.
“I am happy because now Kediba has a secondary school, not like before we had no secondary school in the area. I have interest of going back to Kediba because we have school there now. My message to people of Kediba is let us go back to Kediba and I congratulate the authorities and UNMISS for constructing for us the secondary school in our Payam may God touch their heart,” John Abona Said.
Another Student Regina Jackson expressed her happiness for the construction of the school in their area.
“We are now very happy for what happened in our area this school will help reduce the challenges of traveling up to Lui by some of us who do not have home in Lui and it is good now I am going to study in Kediba,” Regina Said.
Speaking in an interview with our reporter, the Education Director for Mundri East County, Kenneth Anyanya said that Kediba Secondary School is facing a big challenge because it does not have qualified teachers.
However according to director Kenneth, the county administration will advertise the position to teachers who can teach in the newly constructed school.
“Kediba Secondary School is new school, but it has no qualified teachers who can be able to teach the new students who are going to be admitted in the School. However, the administration of the county is going to put out an advertisement so that teachers can be recruited in the new secondary school. I know the education sector has low payment, but I call upon the sons and daughters of greater Mundri to offer themselves to come to Kediba to teach these children,” the director stressed.
Kenneth encouraged qualified teachers to offer their services to the students who will be admitted at the newly built school to develop the area.
Kediba Payam has been lacking secondary school since 2005 forcing students to move for about 70kilometers to Lui in search of secondary education.
The secondary school was built with support from the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Quick impact project in collaboration with the County authorities.