The president acknowledges the importance of the media role during such situation and I agree with him that the media should be collaborative and facilitative, monitorial
and also play the watchdog part," Bak quoted president Kiir as saying.
He also wanted the state government to be spared from the monitorial
burden of building infrastructure.
He was on the governing board of a journal, Journal d'Education, whose mission was to disseminate educational best-practices from different exemplary schools in Europe, such as the school established by Pestalozzi in Switzerland that focused on fostering a wide range of talents, and schools established by Bell and Lancaster in England that implemented the monitorial
method of education, enabling the delivery of a graded curriculum at low cost using a system of monitors working under the direction of a teacher.
From 1789 the shortage of teachers to assist the head teacher had led to the acceptance of the monitorial
system whereby selected 10 and 11-year-old children received one shilling a week for teaching younger children what they themselves had learnt from the head master, but dissatisfaction with this system led to the introduction in 1846 of pupil teachers.