Africa should invest in inclusive quality education – Mbumba

Nangolo Mbumba

President Nangolo Mbumba has urged African countries to invest in quality education that is accessible to all, regardless of gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.

The president made these remarks in commemoration of Africa Day, observed annually on 25 May.

According to Mbumba, Africans should focus on building resilient and dynamic education systems that can adapt to the changing world and provide inclusive, lifelong learning opportunities for all.

“The significance of education in Africa cannot be overstated. It is the cornerstone upon which we build empowered societies, unlock individual potential and foster innovation and creativity. However, despite the progress we have made, significant challenges remain,” he says.

Mbumba further says millions of African children still lack access to quality education, depriving them of the chance to fulfill their aspirations and meaningfully contribute to society.

This year, Africa Day is commemorated under the theme, ‘Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality and Relevant Learning in Africa’.

Mbumba says Namibia has made progress in expanding education access, particularly for marginalised groups, reducing dropout rates and enhancing literacy and numeracy outcomes.

“Namibia, like many African countries, is working towards building a resilient education system that offers inclusive, lifelong learning opportunities for all citizens,” he adds.

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