Khartoum, May 31 (SUNA) – The Eurpoean Union has announced the completion of the 4million euro- Teachers Training Program in Sudanunder the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and implemented by Expertise France[1] in partnership with France Education International.

Statement issued by the EU, underlined that to guarantee the sustainability of the outcome, the AU Ambassador to Sudan, Robert Van Dool has announced 9million euro- additional support to the program for training teachers for three years starting June 1. 2021.

France Expertise following the press conference which held last, Wednesday, at the premises of the Ministry of Higher Education reviewed the major achievements of the program.

The EU statement pointed out to the continuation of the cooperation between the two ministries during the second period to cover the 18 Sudanese states.

The Ambassador indicated to the importance of education as a basic human right and the lack of the resources allocated for the education by the government, calling for allocation of more resources for the budget of education in Sudan to enable the country to meet the international standards and provide good education in all parts of the country.

Bertrand Commelin, Director of the Department Human capital and social development, Expertise France mentioned the very positive momentum France and Sudan are undergoing, especially with the International conference, held mid-may in Paris, to support the political transition in Sudan. He stressed how key it is to support education to achieve sustainable political, social and economic development. He emphasized the relevance of the EQUIP program as it addresses the critical need of the teachers to strengthen their professional skills and not only their academic knowledge.

Prof. Intisar Elzain Sagyroon, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, praised the good coordination between the two ministries during the last three years, and encouraged the women and men that made it possible to carry even further that great team spirit during the next three years. Minister Sagyroon stressed that no child must be left behind and hence particularly welcomed the fact that every child in the whole country would benefit from the program.

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