Parents and guardians have been challenged to invest more in educating their children so they can compete and cope with socio-economic changes brought about by the East Africa Community (EAC).
This was revealed recently by Sombetini ward councillor Alphone Mawazo at graduation ceremony for Arusha School Standard Seven pupils.
“As parents, we need to invest more in education of our children as well as prepare them well because the future of this nation is in the hands of these pupils and the dreams that we are expecting in the future are also in the hands of this pupils,” he said.
According to Mawazo, failure to do something would make Tanzania children ‘slaves’ in their own country. “As we embrace the East Africa community, let us be innovative, sell farms or garments to save funds for education, help our pupils understand how to read and write, help them to build confidence and put into practice what they have learn because education is the only way that will help them to obtain employment, help our nation move forward, developed and compete with our counterparts,” he said.
To the graduates, he said, “The hardworking spirit and cooperation that you have got in this school should also be perpetuated. We expect you all to be the school’s good ambassadors.”