TVET Committee develops ambitious five-year plan for South Sudan

, South Sudan
08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Focal Points of the five Sub-Committees of the national Ad-Hoc TVET Coordination Committee © UNESCO

South Sudan’s TVET Coordination Committee, led by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), has developed with UNESCO’s support a five-year operational plan and an 18-month work plan to strengthen the governance and coordination of TVET.

The Government of South Sudan is aiming to strengthen Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) governance in the country. The ambition is to overcome the sector’s current fragmentation and implement more organized and effective TVET in the country.

For the first time, the national Ad-Hoc TVET Coordination Committee has agreed on a five-year operational plan for TVET, as well as an 18-month work plan during a workshop held in October 2019. During the next year and a half, the Committee aims to set up a national TVET governance and coordination mechanism. 

The Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) and the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development led the workshop with support from UNESCO’s Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme. In order to strengthen TVET governance in South Sudan, key stakeholders were invited to contribute. These include all relevant ministries and commissions, the Transitional National Legislative Assembly, NGOs, faith-based organizations and private sector representatives.

Participants agreed on creating five subcommittees open to all stakeholders who are not already members of the Ad-Hoc Committee to provide their technical expertise. The subcommittees are (1) Resource Mobilization Committee, (2) Policy and Legislation Committee, (3) TVET Qualification Framework, (4) Unified Curriculum and (5) Monitoring and Evaluation Committee to work on the Terms of Reference for the Ad-Hoc Committee. In addition, 18-month work plans were developed for each sub-committee.

During the workshop, UNESCO underlined the importance of promoting women’s participation in law and policy making processes to ensure gender sensitivity and inclusiveness. 

“This is the right time to work in a coordinating manner to establish TVET governance for its smooth implementation and growth to reach out to youth”, said Honorable Kuyok Abol Kuyok, Undersecretary to the MoGEI. This initiative was led by the Ministry of general Education and Instruction with support of UNESCO’s CapED Programme supported by Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Dubai Cares. In South Sudan, the CapED Programme improving the quality of TVET by supporting the development of policies, strengthening governance, advocating TVET, and supporting service delivery.


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For more information, please contact:

.   Bharati S. Pokharel, UNESCO, +211 920001239, bs.pokharel(at)

. Tap Raj Pant, UNESCO Education Specialist, +211 920 001 102,