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‘More girls enrolled at basic schools in South Darfur’

December 6 - 2015 NYALA
School girls in Darfur (file photo)
School girls in Darfur (file photo)

A study by the Ministry of Education of South Darfur into education at basic school level has revealed a remarkable rise in the percentage of girls following classes.

The director of the Girls’ Education Unit at the Ministry in the state, Zubeida Mohamed Zein, confirmed to Radio Dabanga that the number of girl dropping-outs from basic schools dropped significantly during the last two years.

“The number of girls who are out out-of-school decreased from 133,000 in 2013 to 15,870 in 2015.

She attributed the increase of girls at the basis schools in the state to the rising awareness among rural communities, “thanks to the support provided by foreign organisations and donors, and the workers in the humanitarian field”.

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