The more than 40 thousand learners who did not qualify for admission to higher education institutions this year could contribute to the high unemployment rate.
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology's Executive Director now wants stakeholders to address these challenges in order to pave the way for future generations.

Dr Audrin Mathe made this call at the just concluded Nationhood and National Pride progress review conference, facilitated by MICT, at Swakopmund.
Dr. Mathe says the Nationhood and National Pride progress review conferences should be inclusive of such matters as the future of the country is in the hands of the youth.
He urged stakeholders to support these young people to pursue their studies.

"We may not be affected by what is about to come in the future. Most of us will probably be dead, but young people will rise up to find a broken country because we were unable to repair it. It is their problem, so what is our role in building a united Namibia? One Nambia, One Nation. What is our role in different sectors? What role does the Ministry of Defense play? What role can Team Namibia play in that as individuals?."

Dr Mathe warned that if these problems impacting young Namibia are not fixed, the next generation will become street roamers because formal employment requires a grade 12 or, in the worst-case scenario, a grade 10 qualification.

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