Varsity students urged to support ED
All university students have been urged to support the visionary leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa of championing the country into an upper middle income economy in eight years by playing a pivotal role in the success of education 5,0.
Education is one of the pillars of government’s vision 2030 outlined by President Mnangagwa.
In an effort to mold graduates who will contribute to the country’s economic development and economic growth, government rolled out education 5.0 policy in all tertiary institutions.
The education 5.0 policy seeks to equip learners with relevant skills to contribute to economic development through production of goods and services, mold them to become entrepreneurs than being job seekers, to empower students with practical skills and produce a graduate capable of solving problems through innovation and industrialization.
Varsity Students for ED, a grouping of all patriotic university students in the country who support education for development under the able leadership of His Excellency President Mnangagwa, said students have embraced education 5.0 policy, a clear testimony that they rally behind President Mnangagwa’s vision.
VasED, as Varsity Students for ED is popularly known, chairman Thomas Chidamba said university students are ready to support President Mnangagwa and contribute to the growth of the economy.
“Having observed that our Higher and Tertiary Education ministry rolled out education 5.0 policy, we were obliged to support that vision.
“Those attending local universities and have embraced education 5.0 rolled out by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary education are in support of the visionary leadership of President Mnangagwa who is the brains behind education 5.0 policy. We embraced this learning model because an educated society is crucial for economic development and economic growth.
“President Mnangagwa has inculcated in us that education is the most powerful weapon we can possibly have, and with it, can make all dreams come true. So, education is something that is not only needed on a personal level but also on a country, if not world level, as it is something that keeps our country safe and a peaceful place to be as it can teach people the difference between right and wrong,” he said.
Chidamba, who is a Masters in Archeological Forensic at the University of Zimbabwe said President Mnangagwa has opened the floodgates of learning for all to contribute to the growth of the economy through innovation participation and proffering solutions to problems bedeviling the economy.
“The vision of President Mnangagwa of affording everyone with the same opportunity to education there is going to be less gaps between social classes.
“Everyone is going to be able to have an equal chance to contribute to economy, not just those that are already well off.
“Educated people are open-minded and are able to listen and accept other people’s views regardless of the fact of how different they are,” he said.
As the time for elections draw near, Chidamba urged all university students to register to vote and vote for a tried and tested leader.
“With education people can be better patriots, knowing right from wrong, allowing for a better society where laws are followed. An educated nation knows about the importance of voting, voting for the trusted leader, doing so with knowledge not blindly, but also having an understanding of what their revolutionary party truly stands for,” he said.