An investigation in to impact of civil war on the girl child education in Sourthern Sudan: Case study: Yambio-Payam, Yabio county Western Province state.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The study was focused on an investigation into the impact of girl child Education in Yambio Town Payam in Particular. The problems faced by girls while trying to seek education and the possible solutions to the problems. The objectives that guided the stuoy were: • To assess the effect of civil war on the girl child Education. • To establish whether it is the opposite sex that disrupts the girl child Education, among others. The targeted respondents were (5) Head teachers, (30) teachers, (40) students and (25) parents. The schools visited by the researcher were: Yabongo Girls Secondary Schools, Comboni parents' secondary schools Naagori, Yambio Secondary Schools Timbiro Secondary Schools ,Vabongo Primary Schools, Nakpangau Primary School, Yambio Comboni Primary School, Nabema Primary School, Mangbondo Primary School while others though targeted, were not visited due to factors Beyond the researcher's control. The research was carried out in Yambio Town Payam, Yambio County, Western Equatorial State, and Southern Sudan. The research finding held both the Businessmen, Parents, Teachers and students themselves responsible for the poor performance/dropout of girls in Yambio Payam as it is fully explained in chapter four and five. These were some of the recommendations: • Teachers are advised to upgrade or go for in service trainings in order to become modernized • Government is called upon to tighten the laws in order to curb defilement cases. • The Government should introduce vocational training schools and sensitized people about the need for Girl Child Education However, the civil war in southern Sudan started in January, 1956, when the black Christians revolted against the Khartoum Arab government. This first phase of the civil war ended in 1972, following the signing of the Addis Ababa agreement , this had an impact on the girls education in that, most of the girls were captured, raped, tortured and denied the chance of education. This followed a fresh war that began in 1983, under the leadership of(late) Doctor John Garang De Mabior against the government of the North, this civil war ended in January, 9th 2004. Therefore, having looked at the civil wars in general, then southern Sudan in particular, the effects of civil wars on the girls education are paramount for instance, according to the UNICEF report (2004) it is estimated that, out of ten women in southern Sudan, only one can write and read. This means, southern Sudan champions to be the worst area suffering from illiteracy ( source: UNICEF Report 2004, Geneva) Finally, according to the above report, Yambio Town county has an estimated population of one hundred thousand people [100,000] majority are women and children. But there is only one girl's secondary school and primary school. Yambio County, the percentage of the girl who goes to school is less than 30% therefore, the long civil war has a great impact among the Azande girls education system.  
A Dissertation Submitted to the Institute of Open and Long Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of Bachelor of Arts in Education of Kampala International University
Civil war, Girl child education, Sourthern Sudan, Yambio-Payam, Yabio county Western Province state.