Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe has challenged young people in Zimbabwe to acquire education that prepares them to be masters of their own destiny, aspire to be job creators and actively participate in the exploitation of their national resources.
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Cde Mugabe was addressing hundreds of students, parents, business people and the Kutama community during the launch of a scholarship programme for under privileged students at Kutama Mission in Zvimba.Â Â
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The launch of the scholarship programme coincided with efforts to resuscitate the Kutama Old Boys Association- KOBA which was formed in 1986 to improve and upgrade the school.
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The President told the gathering that by providing high quality education to its citizens the government of Zimbabwe is assisting young people to stand up and take their rightful position in economic empowerment programmes through the indigenisation policy.
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He however called for moral uprightness and honesty among the countryâ€™s youths saying dishonesty and theft have become a cause for concern among some business people.
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Some of the KOBA members who were at the function include Cdes Ignatius Chombo, Douglas Mombeshora, Cde Walter Chidhakwa and Mashonaland West Governor Cde Faber Chidarikire.
Cde Mugabe said it was out of the successes of the KOBA that other similar associations were born throughout the country and government also embarked on a serious drive to ensure that every Zimbabwean child had access to education.
The President also warned those who have asked white former land owners to till their land that government will not hesitate to swoop in and give to those who can utilize it.
Some of KOBA achievements since its inception include the construction of a science block, a-level classes, a computer science block, a hospital and a day secondary school.