Government in collaboration with Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) and the Department for International Development (DFID) launched the bursaries for basic education aimed at providing equitable education to all at Numwa Secondary School in Wedza.

No child should miss an opportunity to be educated.

This was the message as CAMFED launched the bursaries for basic education at the school.

The Wedza leadership expressed their appreciation adding such efforts to focus resources on those in need and addressing inequality faced by many children in rural schools is what the nation needs.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Dr Lazarus Dokora said the gesture dovetails with the ministry’s vision espoused in the education strategic plan 2016-2020 to be the leading provider of inclusive quality education for socio-economic transformation.

The minister also emphasized that children must not be turned away from school but rather schools should engage parents for fee payment partnerships through setting up income generating projects.

Several dignitaries among them the director for provincial affairs in the office of the President and Cabinet, Muchemwa Mugwisi and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary, Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango attended the launch which ran under the theme, “Improving Access and Retention to Education for the Most Marginalised Children and Young People Including Out-of-School Children”.