18 May Aweil official raises alarm over decline in girl child education
A senior official at Aweil’s ministry of health has expressed worry over the declining level of girl child education in state.
Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Lizabeth Nyanut Angok, who is in charge of mother and child health department in the state, said the problem is attributed to the current economic crisis across the country.
She explained that families now marry their daughter off at early ages so as to get some income for survival, while pointing out that there is also an increase in the cases of early pregnancies as a result of some negative traditional practices.
Angok called on the warring parties to stop fighting and work to ensure peace is maintained so families could send their children back to school.