SOUTH SUDAN / PEACEKEEPERS ESCORT STUDENTS

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17-Jan-2019 00:03:21
A UN Police team has been escorting students to an examination centre in the South Sudanese capital Juba to ensure students take their exams safely. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / PEACEKEEPERS ESCORT STUDENTS
TRT: 3:21
SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 JANUARY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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15 JANUARY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Pan left, United Nations Police and Force Protection gathered before daybreak
2. Wide shot, student catching up on last minute revisions
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Elizabeth Peter, female student:
“My success will make me encourage children, because children are supposed to go to school, because education is the future of the children and the country.”
4. Various shots, students getting onto buses
5. Med shot, students in bus
6. Wide shot, exterior of buses
7. Wide shots, buses driving out of UN Compound
8. Wide shot, students getting out of buses at examination center
9. Close up, students stepping out of bus
10. Wide shot, students congregated inside examination center area
11. Wide shot, exam papers being distributed
12. Med shot, student looking at exam papers
13. Various shots, Elizabeth Peter taking exam
14. Pan left, from Invigilator to students taking exam
15. Wide shot, UN Police patrolling compound
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Team Escort Leader, Kim Haugen:
“I feel very proud to be a part of an organization that is putting a lot of effort in bringing a new future for the kids. Because without this arrangement - and I must say that it is not only the UN, it’s many help-organisations also contributing here – but we are being part of a system that provides the students who are going to the exams in a safe environment, and it makes me very proud on behalf of the UN and all the organisations contributing.”
17. Various shots, female Force Protection Unit on guard at school gate
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Sarah Kerr, female Student:
“We are feeling proud that the security is around us. They protect us. They brought us here. They treat us nice. They make sure that the environment that we are doing exams is conducive. Yes. That is nice. I feel happy.”
19. Med shot, Students getting into bus
20. Pan right, buses getting ready to leave

STORYLINE:

An early morning start to what promises to be a long day.

A United Nations Police team tasked with escorting and protecting students to an examination centre in South Sudan’s capital Juba will for two weeks continue with this to and from exercise to ensure students take their exams safely.

It’s still dark, but the police have arrived at their meeting area, ready to take instructions for the day.

As the day broke, Elizabeth Peter, a 32-year-old student, was busy with last-minute revisions for the day’s examination.

She said her country is in need of women to help build the state which has suffered years of conflict.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Elizabeth Peter, female student:
“My success will make me encourage children, because children are supposed to go to school, because education is the future of the children and the country.”

This National examination is important for all these students and their teachers, who began milling at the bus-stand waiting for their buses to the examination centre in downtown Juba.

The UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said ensuring a safe escort entails collaboration and co-operation of various organisations and the government, and a lot of logistical effort has to be in place. A UN Police officer and a teacher must be present in each of the buses, and routes have to be mapped out, with a protection force in place.

SOUNDBITE (English) Team Escort Leader, Kim Haugen:
“I feel very proud to be a part of an organization that is putting a lot of effort in bringing a new future for the kids. Because without this arrangement - and I must say that it is not only the UN, it’s many help-organisations also contributing here – but we are being part of a system that provides the students who are going to the exams in a safe environment, and it makes me very proud on behalf of the UN and all the organisations contributing.”

Throughout the exam period, UN Police patrol the school compound and also man the gates.

SOUNDBITE (English) Sarah Kerr, female Student:
“We are feeling proud that the security is around us. They protect us. They brought us here. They treat us nice. They make sure that the environment that we are doing exams is conducive. Yes. That is nice. I feel happy.”

For some of these students, who are among thousands living in a Protection of Civilians site since 2013, when conflict broke out in South Sudan – they dream of being lawyers or leaders, and their hope is they will be able to ensure everlasting peace and rule of law, in a country which has suffered years of conflict and broken systems.
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