JODA, SUDAN, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Like thousands of other children displaced by the civil war in South Sudan, Madeen Micheal Shoul, a South Sudanese child, fears that living in refugee camps in Sudan would prevent him from continuing his education to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.
Shoul, 14, has been living in Al-Alagaiya refugee camp in Sudan's White Nile State, after he fled with his family from South Sudan's Upper Nile State in March 2014.
The boy has been out of school for about a whole year as he had been moving from a place to another along the Sudanese border before settling at Al-Alagaiya camp.
In 2015, Shoul attended a school that was established by Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission for the South Sudanese children inside the camp.
"It is a good attempt to bring us back to school, but it lacks basic requirements," Shoul told Xinhua.
"The school is built of local materials and with the start of the rainy season, the students' suffering will aggravate. We are also suffering from deficiency in teachers," he said.
"We appreciate the efforts by the Sudanese authorities to host us and provide us with basic needs, but we also urge the international organizations to support us in field of education," Shoul added.
He expressed concerns about his future.
"I still dream of completing my education and becoming a doctor," he noted.
The South Sudanese children in Al-Alagaiya camp are mainly complaining of deficiency in teachers of English, the official language in South Sudan.
In an effort to overcome the problem, the parents' council of the South Sudanese children in the camp opened an evening class for English language.
Moses Shown Ban, a South Sudanese refugee and English teacher inside Al-Alagaiya refugee camp, told Xinhua that he is "teaching more than 700 students in the evening class."
"Many students and many people have seen what we are doing is good, it just gives the qualification of English to the students. They send their children to us here. The number has been increasing," Ban said.
But he stressed additional efforts to complete basic needs of the evening English class.
"As you can see we lack basic educational requirements and materials. We hope international and local organizations would help us by providing those materials," he noted.
Charles Moleg, a South Sudanese student at the evening English class, expressed satisfaction with the class.
"When I started this course, I felt very well. Now I know English well. I know it and I passed my grade eight last year during the final examination because I know English," he said proudly.
Earlier, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said in a report that about 1.8 million children in South Sudan could not attend schools since the fighting erupted the new-born state in 2013.
The report indicated that 43 percent of basic school students and 93 percent of high school students have been affected, not only by the conflict, but also the poverty.
According to the report, South Sudan has the worst education indicators in the world, where only one child in ten completes basic school education.
South Sudan plunged into violence in December 2013, when fighting broke out between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit and defectors led by his former deputy Riek Machar.
The United Nations estimates that clashes have killed thousands of South Sudanese and displaced around 2.3 million others, with about 3.9 million are facing severe food shortage.
Sudan hosts around 600,000 South Sudanese refugees in camps distributed in four states: the White Nile, South Kordofan, East Darfur and Khartoum states.
Due to the security crisis in South Sudan and the famine which is affecting large areas in the new-born state, around 180,000 more South Sudanese are expected to flee to Sudan.
On Aug. 15, 2016, Sudan officially decided to treat the South Sudanese fleeing the war as refugees, which opens the door for the UN to provide them with aid and fund aid programs.
The South Sudanese government and the UN said 100,000 Sudanese people are suffering starvation, with one million others on the brink of famine.
The famine was attributed to many reasons including the civil war and collapse of the economy in the new-born state.