Africa Educational Trust

Quality in Secondary Education (QISE)

QISE is a three year programme which aims to improve and deliver quality standard secondary education from branch to root levels across four regions in South Sudan; Juba, Yambio, Rumbek and Panyagor.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 March 2012 to 12:00 PM, 1 February 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (313139)




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  • "The QISE course is very relevant to my role in the ministry"

    — Adongwei - Teacher (Rumbeck region)

  • "My confidence in the classroom is improving. AET is nurturing student teachers to become professionals"

    — Sebit (Teacher)


Prolonged conflict left South Sudan with one of the most under-resourced and underdeveloped education systems in the world. As a result, young people especially girls, face particular challenges in accessing and completing secondary school. In 2010, only 4.2% of children and young adults were attending secondary school. Among the key factors influencing drop out is the lack of trained teachers, with only 26% of secondary teachers qualified and many of these non-Sudanese.


The project builds on the success of its pilot (2008-2011) and will provide long distance university education for 60 untrained secondary school teachers, of which 20 will be women, to ensure: - Improved quality of teaching in secondary schools - Improved access for girls to train as teachers - Greater confidence of secondary school teachers though improved skills - Increased standing of secondary education within the community - Improved capacity of Ministry of Education