03 Jul 2019 09:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 03 JUL (NAMPA) The Namibian National Students Organisation (Nanso) on Tuesday launched its 35th anniversary commemoration at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region.
The organisations general students council meeting, also held at Ongwediva at the weekend, resolved that the celebratory activities be held in the Oshana Region.
Activities lined up for the celebrations include the cutting of a cake on Tuesday and an art exhibition and screening of a documentary at the Oshana Regional Council premises on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Current and former Nanso members will round off the activities with a gathering around the fire at the Ongwediva Mayoral Park, where discussions on the historical background and current affairs of the organisation will take place.
Speaking during the cake cutting, Nanso president Ester Simon, said the organisation strives for the unity of students to fight for a common goal.
The aims and objectives of the organisation include organising, mobilising and uniting Namibian students.
The organisation also defends the rights and interests of students towards free quality education without any discrimination on the basis of sex, colour, religion, creed, economic status or political affiliation, Simon said.
She further said June and July are symbolic months on the Nanso calendar as the organisation takes this time to reflect on and inspire students to be active, loyal, consistent, dedicated, responsible and disciplined and to get involved in productive and constructive activities that will build and bring about positive change in their lives.
In its 35th year of existence, it also wants to raise awareness and raise critical questions on the progress and quality of the education system.
Nanso was formed on 02 July 1984 at Döbra outside Windhoek.