More than 69,000 South Sudanese have arrived in neighbouring Sudan since January, fleeing conflict and food shortages in their war-torn country, the United Nations said.
South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011 but two years later it fell into a brutal civil war that has killed tens of thousands of civilians.
“More than 69,000 South Sudanese have arrived in various locations in Sudan since January 2016 as a result of ongoing conflict and deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan,” said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA.
The South Sudan minister of general education Deng Deng Hoc said the period of using the Sudanese curriculum in secondary schools has ended.
Addressing journalists at the ministry premises on Thursday, Hoc said the examination council issued an order to stop using foreign curriculums in South Sudan in general and the Sudanese curriculum in particular.
“I want to reiterate once again to all teachers and students that South Sudan examination council orders the cancellation of using Sudanese curriculum,” said Hoc.