"“Our parents look at us and see hundreds of cows,” Winny Nyilueth Athian, a South Sudanese eighth grader told the website The Niles. The cows she refers to are the dowry parents receive for marrying off their daughters. “They see the education of girls as of little use and they also think schooling devalues their cultural beliefs.”"
A commenter, Karl J. Kinkhead, raises a good question: "The lack of education is influenced by the lack of funding, but how much more is it lacking in South Sudan because education is not valued? How do we raise the priority for eduction among the parents and other family members?".
I am careful, though, before generalising to say that all South Sudanese parents do not care for their daughters' education. The article lacks cultural and historical context, even if it must be addressed, as this spokesgirl clearly cries out.