Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

17 December 2012

Sudan: Lack of Funds Leads to Teachers' Shortage

Farchanain Camp — Lack of funding is causing Sudanese students from camp Farchanain in eastern Chad to face a shortage of textbooks, furniture and teachers, a tutor informed Radio Dabanga on Monday, 17 December.

Mohamed al-Fadel said that basic school students must often follow classes sitting on the ground. He added that an organization working in the field of education brought a mattress so pupils had a place to sit during classes, but that was not enough to accommodate everyone.

Besides, school children are suffering from an acute shortage of teachers at the camp, according to al-Fadel.

He explained that there are about 5.000 children enrolled in school this year, while the number of teachers does not exceed 84.

Al-Fadel appealed to educational organizations to intervene and address these issues.

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