La Salle Secondary School Rumbek, South Sudan
La Salle Secondary School is in Rumbek, Lakes State, South Sudan. It is the world’s youngest nation that became independent in 2011 after a long and bloody war with northern Sudan.
Due to the ongoing civil war, started in 2013, many of the already insufficient educational infrastructures have been destroyed or misappropriated and converted for other use. Attainment is extremely poor due to the lack of schools, qualified teachers, and materials. Less than a third of the population is literate (27%), and only 16% of women can read and write. Fifty percent of South Sudanese live below the poverty line.
To respond to this need, in March 2018, the La Salle Brothers opened outside Rumbek a Secondary School. With a first cohort of 23 students. Most of them coming from Loreto Primary School. In March 2019 for the new intake there were 186 applicants who went through a written test and oral interview. Only 45 where admitted, while the 2nd year are 28 for a total of 73. They are hosted by Loreto Primary School.
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