Lack of free education in Zimbabwe affects the state of the country

chalkUp to 15 per cent of rural pupils in Zimbabwe are out of school as their families cannot afford the tuition fees, reported the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Committee in July 2016.

So in August month, and after a series of small-scale protests concerning various types of legislation, around two thousand women from the Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) group
demonstrated in the street to demand free education from the government for all children.

Parents say that thousands of pupils have been ejected from schools for not paying their tuition fees.

Education is regarded as the best hope for employment in the country where it is estimated that between 60 and 90 per cent of the population is not working.

Speaking to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, WOZA coordinator, Jennie Williams explained the aim of the protest: “We want government to honour its constitutional obligation to provide education for all,” she said.

Read more here from VOA: http://www.voanews.com/a/zimbabwe-women-march-demand-free-education/3471077.html

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