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Who we are

South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) is a new project of the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI). It is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Education Development Center (EDC) with Winrock International and other partners.  This is a three-year project from September 2011 to September 2014. 

“Quality teachers for quality education”

SSTEP is designed to strengthen teacher education in South Sudan. SSTEP is expected to improve the Ministry’s capacity to develop and shape policies that respond to South Sudan’s education needs; refine and mobilize a training curriculum that improves the pedagogy of teachers and improves their content knowledge; and create a network of institutions capable of providing regular support to teachers, tutors, head teachers and inspectors. In addition, the project will strengthen English language skills of teachers, and improve gender equity among teachers and other MoGEI personnel.

To meet these challenges, SSTEP has the following three key objectives, plus a quality assurance component:

  1. Improved Policy Frameworks and Management Systems
  2. Improved Access to and the Quality of Teacher training 
  3. Increased Access to and Quality of Teaching and learning materials

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This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.