Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the right to education for Zimbabweans is not negotiable and is indispensable for the achievement of the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio Economic Transformation (ZIM ASSET).

Cde Mnangagwa said this during the Global Action Week for Education commemorations held at Chipindura High School in Bindura.

Zimbabwe today joined the rest of the world in commemorating the Global Action Week for Education (GAWE).

The 2017 GAWE campaign is aimed at raising awareness on the importance of education.

“Government will continue to work towards the attainment of the sustainable development goal number 4 of the agenda 2030,” noted   Cde Mnangagwa.

The Vice President encouraged stakeholders to make long term strategic investments in the education sector for the country to realise objectives espoused in the ZIM ASSET vision.

While UNESCO regional director, Professor Hubert Gijzen expressed appreciation to government for prioritising the education sector saying his organisation remains committed to lead and coordinate the  implementation of sustainable development goal number 4, which seeks to ensure inclusive quality and affordable education for all and promote lifelong learning.

The belated 2017 GAWE commemorations ran under the theme, “Stand up for Equitable, Quality and Lifelong Education: Everyone’s Responsibility”.

In attendance was Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Dr Lazarus Dokora, his deputy Professor Paul Mavhima and Mashonaland Central Minister of State Advocate Martin Dinha among  other dignitaries.