By Eliaser Ndeyanale
THE Namibia National Students Organization (NANSO) has urged learners to engage in innovative and more pragmatic activities in an effort to be unique and indispensable in nowadays ever changing market.
Nanso President, Ester Simon made the remarks recently at the 28th Independence Celebration of Eldorado Secondary School in Windhoek that was held under the theme ‘United we stand for the love of Namibia’.
The independence celebration was organized by Pan-African Centre of Namibia (PACON) and Eldorado Pan African Student Society (EPASS).
Simon told the learners that as young people, they had a greater responsibility to never stop learning.
She said they had the responsibility to understand and study the contradictions of the world, for them to be able to diagnose their condition as a nation.
Simon said this would then prepare them to be architects of a better Namibia and Africa.“May we continue and complete our learning, without any delay or interruptions, because in our world, education and knowledge mean everything. But also remember to never stop learning and studying,” she advised. She assured the learners that Nanso would remain vigilant and unapologetic in advocating for the rightful space for the Namibian child.
Simon added that Nanso believed that education was the only tool to overcome poverty and the only catalyst that would propel the country to a knowledge based society. The Nanso President highlighted that her organization looked forward to engaging with all education stakeholders, in order to share policy proposals and perspectives on the state of education in Namibia.
She said this would ensure that the education policy was of quality, inclusive, effective and efficient.
Simon also urged the learners to strike a balance between their academics and extracurricular activities.
“May we be engaged in programs and projects that seek to better the lives of our people and also to be involved in determining the needs and solutions of our communities and necessary solutions needed for them.
“We must understand that we are first and foremost, members of a broader community before we are learners. That is why wherever we are found in, we must never forget where we come from, for we carry on our shoulders the hopes and dreams of our parents, families, communities and villages,” she said.
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