Economies of Tiger countries have witnessed magical expansion chiefly because they have placed higher premiums on education. Countries such as Taiwan, Brazil, China and India have recorded high rates of innovation and technological advancements due to heavy investments and greater emphasis on education. Political leaders in these countries have led the way on this score.

National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) therefore feels extremely disappointed to hear some of our political leaders condemning the new law which now requires one to have a Grade 12 certificate for them to aspire for political leadership in Zambia. Such leaders are being hypocritical and are only interested in taking the country backwards. Our highly considered position is that political leaders must be champions of education.

We therefore thank the President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, for signing the Constitutional Amendment Bill into law. We call upon all forward-looking Zambians to embrace this very progressive piece of legislation.


Executive Director.

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