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Blue Nile education conference rejects Sudanese curriculum

April 28 - 2015 BLUE NILE STATE
The education conference in Yabous, Blue Nile state, 27 April 2015 (RD)
The education conference in Yabous, Blue Nile state, 27 April 2015 (RD)

The participants of an education conference in Yabous, Blue Nile state, on Monday, have rejected the current national curriculum.

After four days of deliberations, the 40 participants, including teachers, education supervisors, and native administration leaders, produced a joint declaration titled Educating for Emancipation, which aims at a temporary remedial solution for education in Blue Nile state.

They recommended English as teaching language in “the liberated areas and refugee camps”. Arabic should be taught as a separate subject, Zayed Eisa Zayed, Secretary-General of the Blue Nile section of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) told Radio Dabanga.

The national curriculum, “based on the ideology of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), is to be replaced with an alternative one, “until a new curriculum is developed on the basis of the diversity and pluralism in the country,” he reported.

The Yabous Conference is the first of its kind after the outbreak of what Zayed called “the NCP war” in Blue Nile, early September 2011.

A class in Yabous, Blue Nile state, 27 April 2015

 

The education conference in Yabous, Blue Nile state, 26 April 2015


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