Govt should take education seriously

EDITOR — Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

This is absolutely true. Think about a world where everyone is educated or has knowledge; we would not be racists, or tribalists.

We would not hate fellow human beings simply because they are doing better than us, we would not be involving ourselves in many activities that don’t add any value to our lives or other people’s lives.

In addition, we would not be deceived by anyone calling himself or herself a servant of God, yet behaving otherwise.

Educated people are equipped with analytical skills and would not just believe whatever politicians tell us. Enlightenment empowers us to  critique issues before we can accept anything without second thoughts.

We will always demand  proof for any claims. Educated people create jobs through innovation. They come up with ideas that contribute to the development of the country.  With education, our streets would be cleaner and we would find quick solutions to problems than  we are seeing today.

We need education, our children and the generations to come too need that if we are to live in a beautiful country. Now looking at the current leadership of Zanu PF, education doesn’t seem to be taken as a priority.

There are several reasons why I say so. At several State universities, we have now gone into the end of the year and have seen how, on several occasions, the government has failed to pay  university staff  salaries  and students’ cadetship obligations in time.

Even those not at universities today have heard the challenges the staff  and students are going through and all the government leaders say is “we have no money” yet they are busy travelling .

Fellow countrymen and women, let us not be bought through cheap politics.

From the look of things, we may experience more of this pain. Should we give them another chance in 2018?

I personally won’t vote for Zanu PF because they don’t care about my education; all they are doing is politicising every criticism.

How can we be patriotic citizens in situations like this? I hope you all realise the need for change like I do. You may not be a student now but there are many days coming and think of it, if you won’t fight for quality education now, you will be the victim tomorrow. Zimbabwe needs change. Let us vote wisely 2018.

Worried student

Comments (1)

You are spot on young person.Need to mobilize amongst your fellow students, parents and friends and we wont go wrong.

Mwana Wevhu - 11 January 2016

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