The British Council has been selected to deliver a UNICEF-funded project to develop a national teacher training strategy framework for state teachers in Sudan. This project is part of an increased commitment to raise teaching standards in schools across Sudan, with the aim of developing the skills of teachers and improving the learning experience of students.

There is currently a lack of comprehensive national strategies for the certification and training of pre-service and in-service teachers within state schools in Sudan. In many cases, teachers are recruited without any formal qualifications and only a secondary school certificate; others may have a university degree, but receive no training on teaching practice and often teach a subject different to their specialisation. Once in the classroom, most teachers receive little formal training throughout their careers.

Working closely with the federal and state ministries of education in Sudan, we have undertaken a national consultative process, involving representatives from the country’s 17 states. The aim is to map the future direction of the certification and training of secondary school teachers to form the basis of a national teacher training strategy framework.