Hunger for an Education: A Research Essay on the Case of South Sudan and the Voices of Its People

  • John Chuol Kuek La Maestra Community Health Centers
  • Roberto J. Velasquez California State University, San Bernardino
  • Jeanett Castellanos University of California, Irvine
  • Diego R. Velasquez Southwestern College
  • Elva Nogales Southwestern College
Keywords: South Sudan, primary education, secondary education, higher education, education policy, post-conflict education

Abstract

The Republic of South Sudan is one of the newest of all African countries having become an independent state on July 9, 2011. After years of prolonged war, beginning in the mid-1950s, among different political, tribal, and military factions, and with the Sudan, the South Sudan is now a full-fledged country. The country continues to deal with the legacy of colonialism, genocide, and oppression, and is involved in a civil war. As a result of this legacy, the country faces many challenges especially in the development of a social, political, and economic infrastructure which can develop into a democratic state and implement a viable public school system that can feed universities and technical schools. At this time, approximately 42% of the country
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Kuek, J. C., Velasquez, R. J., Castellanos, J., Velasquez, D. R., & Nogales, E. (2018). Hunger for an Education: A Research Essay on the Case of South Sudan and the Voices of Its People. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.18275/fire201401021004
Section
Research Essay