JOHANNESBURG, OCT. 27 – Namibian National Students Organization (NANSO) is currently participating in an education summit hosted by the Southern African Students Union (SASU) at Wits University in South Africa.
A team led by President, Ester Simon – who is a SASU Executive Member) – together with joined by Vice President, Bernard Kavau and Secretary for Tertiary Education, Sabrina Ludwig, are on a regional mission to attend, represent and participate in the summit. SASU is the governing body of student organizations and unions in SADC.
The summit themed: Democratization of Education; On the Prospects of Free Quality and Relevant Education in SADC Region, is set to discuss the state of higher education in the region, and has been in progress since the 25th October, and will end on 28 October.
The summit brings together vibrant and dynamic young student and youth leaders from SADC countries that include: Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa and Eswati, aiming to craft a unilateral student agenda in the region on education issues and seeking to pave way for a free, quality and relevant education for students.
Profound speakers include Professor Arthur Mutambara, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe; Mr Ahmed Bening, Deputy Secretary General of the Pan African Youth Union; Mr Sifiso Mtsweni, Executive Chairperson of the NYDA & ANCYL Deputy President; as well as Mr Christian Bull, Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH)
The summit has provided a platform for the youth and students alike to participate and air their views via social media platforms
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