Youth Day Should Improve Education System, Says Makhubele

“It is important that we take education very seriously. The quality of education will assist us in getting the future that we want. The City of Johannesburg offers many opportunities, and we want to accelerate those opportunities.” Makhubele said. 

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Youth Day Should Improve Education System, Says Makhubele

Colleen Makhubele says Youth Day commemorations should highlight the importance of improving the country’s education system.

The speaker of Council said this at the city’s Youth Day commemorations held at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto on Friday. Makhubele said the youth of 1976 risked their lives in efforts to have an enhanced and inclusive education system education.

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“It is important that we take education very seriously. The quality of education will assist us in getting the future that we want. The City of Johannesburg offers many opportunities, and we want to accelerate those opportunities.” Makhubele said.

Youth is a day set aside in South Africa to honor and remember the incidence that occurred on June 16, 1976 to the young South Africans who opposed the apartheid regime in the streets of Soweto.

It is a national day to celebrate the role of young people in shaping South Africa’s history and future.

In June 16, more than 20,000 African students skipped school that day and assembled at Soweto’s Orlando stadium to protest against the white government oppressing them (black students), sadly, many black young adult lost their lives  in the protest.

Many countries in the world join to celebrate Youth day, however the day is more unique to Mzansi because of what it symbolizes to the people in South Africa. South Africa’s government enforced laws that protect and prohibit racism, oppression and discriminations in the country.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUTH DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA:

Nelson Mandela declared Youth day an official public holiday in 1994

ANC supporters at first called it Soweto day before the government changed it to Youth day during Nelson Mandela’s rule.

 

 

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