Govt ensures youth access formal education

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—-Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Vocational Training, Nevelyn Willombe, says Government is determined to ensuring that young people have access to formal education in the country.

Prof Willombe says quality education to young people is paramount because the future of the nation depends on skills generation which will be able to develop the country.

The deputy minister said this yesterday in a speech ready on his behalf by Permanent Secretary, Patrick Nkanza, in the Ministry of Education Science and Vocational Training when he officially launched the Junior Reporter Magazine in Lusaka.

He said Government is concerned with high illiteracy levels affecting young people, adding that it is the responsibility of the ruling administration to root the vice out among the citizens.

And Swedish Ambassador to Zambia, Lena Nordstrom, said Zambia and Sweden will remain partners in improving literacy levels in young people.

Ms Nordstrom said the just-launched magazine is an important piece of work which should be cherished by young people across the country.

She said the aim of the Junior Reporter is to give those with power to make decisions the opportunity to listen to the young people of Zambia.