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Teacher Training

With support from partners, SFEA has helped to re-establish teacher training institutes in South Sudan.


Equipping a new generation of Teachers in South Sudan

The percentage of teachers in South Sudan that are not trained stands at 60% and yet almost all teacher training institutes are not functional. This created a shortage of well qualified teachers for a growing number of school children.

Our Response

SFEA supported and operationalized 3 teacher training institutes, with one soon to be re-opened in Maridi state. It became a reference point for teacher training in South Sudan. Both government and other development organizations commended SF for the efforts made. With NORAD funding support, we launched a new Teacher Training program which aims at training 1565 teachers by 2019.

Through YTTC (Yei Teacher Training College), a private institute we have continued to support teacher training in South Sudan to address the acute shortage of well-qualified teachers in the country.

From 2016, together with other partners, we started implementing The IQATESS (Improving Quality and Access of Teacher Training and Education in South Sudan) Programme which is funded by the Norwegian government (NORAD). The programme consists of four components:

  • Pre-service training carried out in 3-4 National Teacher Training Institutes
  • In-service training (formal) – For teachers already in practice
  • Community-based teacher training (non-formal)
  • Master in Education course.

The 4.5 year project aims to train a total of 1565 teachers.


Focus Partners
Education, South Sudan 4

The trainees at the supported National Teacher Training Institute are grateful for this new support. Thus there is improvement in the enrollment and continuity of teacher training. The NTTIs have also revamped their administration process to be more effective.

Robert Nkwasibwe Finance Controller & Trainer, SS, SFEA