Notice: International English language Testing System (IELTS) – volunteer teachers wanted


Passing the IELTS Examination with a minimum of 7 scores out of 10 in the following domains:

  • Listening: 40 minutes, 30 minutes for which a recording is played centrally and additional 10 minutes for transferring answers onto the OMR answer sheet.
  • Reading: 60 minutes.
  • Writing: 60 minutes.
  • Speaking: 11–15 minutes.

is a pre requisite for admission to the two year Medical Training Initiative (MTI) run by various Royal Colleges and all Institutions of Higher learning in the United Kingdom for overseas doctors, healthcare professionals allied to medicine, nurses and midwives aspiring to pursue postgraduate training in the UK.


Unfortunately several South Sudanese eligible to pursue further training in the UK through the Royal Colleges and other Institutions of Higher learning have been struggling to gain the minimum scores requiredin the UK to gain admission to suitable courses due to lack of facilities to prepare for the IELTS in South Sudan. This  examination is conducted several times a year by the British Council in Juba, the capital of South Sudan and can be taken locally by those well prepared to do so.


The UK South Sudan postgraduate Medical Education and Training steering Group   is looking for suitable volunteers with experience in teaching English as a foreign Language to undertake three annual teaching sessions each of which is of three weeks duration  in Juba starting in March/April 2015. It is envisaged that two volunteers per visit will be sufficient to train 20 candidates over the three weeks. Funding is currently being sought to support the volunteers with air fares, insurance, subsistence and course materials.


Interested volunteers should contact either Dr.Eluzai Hakim, email  [email protected]  OR Dr.Peter Newman, email [email protected]


Eluzai Hakim                                                          Peter Newman

Member PGMET Steering Group                    Chairman, PGMET Steering Group