PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria –Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Zambia’s Fourth Republican President His Excellency Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda has called on African governments to increase the provision of tertiary education to young people.
Mr. Banda says a well educated African population would help accelerate Africa’s development agenda as young people would be well equipped to rise to the challenges that the continent was facing.
He was speaking at the Round Table of the African Presidential Leadership meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa attended by Former Nigerian President Good Luck Jonathan and Former Ghanaian President John Mahama and Kailash Purryaa Mautritus and Jakaya Kitwete Tanzania among other several former African Heads of State and dignitaries.
Mr. Banda observed that the world was now living in a technological era which demanded for a well educated population in order to effectively manage every aspects of human life.
He said Africa needed a versatile and innovative model of financing higher education in order to increase access of young people to quality education.
Mr. Banda observed that the solution was in harnessing private and government sectors strengthen in a collaborative way.
He called on former African Heads of State to continue promoting initiatives towards the promotion of higher education on the continent in order for Africa to develop and be competitive in the global village.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
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