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Geingob calls for deeper deliberations on education system

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President Hage Geingob has highlighted the education system as one of the main issues that require discussion and deliberation at the 17th Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) elective congress, which commenced in the capital on Thursday.“I h…

President Hage Geingob has highlighted the education system as one of the main issues that require discussion and deliberation at the 17th Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) elective congress, which commenced in the capital on Thursday.

“I have noted with keen interest that Nanso has not abdicated its historic position of fighting social inequalities, because even today, the statement has held true that: without equal access to quality education, there can be no equal access to opportunity and prosperity,” he noted.

The president in his opening remarks also called on the organisation to remain committed to exploring and promoting ideas and policies that are both innovative and sustainable.

Geingob further implored the youth to discover their mission in the new era “to achieve full economic emancipation for all Namibians” and ensure that they fulfil it by holding hands and working collectively towards the goal of prosperity for all.

“In the absence of unity, you may end up betraying your mission. I am therefore confident that Nanso will emerge from this congress more focused on its mission and more united than ever,” he said.

Geingob revealed that the priority that he personally places on the development and empowerment of young people is a matter of sustainable development, as the youth are going to become the custodians of Namibia’s social, political, economic and governance architecture in future.

“This is why preparation must begin today, and I am glad that in Namibia, it has started,” he expressed.

The Namibian leader also emphasised the government’s commitment to continue providing the necessary support to the student movement, through the relevant Ministries, Offices and Agencies.

“We believe that young people cannot be empowered without their involvement in all sectors of society.

We will therefore continue to provide the governance, policy, financial and technical support and platforms required for the discharge of your mandate,” he said.

The congress to run from 04 to 07 May will also elect a new national leadership into office. It is held under the theme 'Shaping Education Post-pandemic: Enhancing organisational capacity-Fostering Unity.'

Source: The Namibian Press Agency