President: Stop discriminating against children at school.

Capitalk Reporter |  3 months ago | local

President Mnangagwa has called upon school authorities to stop all forms of abuse, discrimination and sending children away from learning institutions for non-payment of school fees.

This was said after the President and First Lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, hosted a party for children drawn from the country’s 10 provinces ahead of Independence Day celebrations that took place outside Harare for the first time since 1980. In line with this year’s Independence Day theme, "Zimbabwe at 42: Leaving No-one and No Place Behind,"

President Mnangagwa said it is his administration’s promise that everyone, including schoolchildren, will enjoy the fruits of the country’s development towards Vision 2030 to become an upper middle class economy.

He said under his administration, children are entitled to enrol in early childhood education up to ordinary and advanced level education. This is the basis upon which we lay a firm foundation for your lives and the development of our country.

It is, therefore, imperative that all children, including orphans, the disabled, and those in remote areas, have access to education, strengthening all aspects that facilitate the delivery of quality education that meets the present realities and future requirements.

He also said the school environment should remain a safe place for our learners, and school authorities are reminded to stop all forms of abuse, discrimination, and the sending away of learners due to unpaid fees and levies.

President Mnangagwa stated that his government will build more schools to reduce the distances traveled by children in order to make every child's dream a reality.