By Aamon Butao
Some youth and child rights activists have observed that the country is in danger of grooming an illiterate generation if students at various levels of education continue lacking school fees.
This comes after social media platforms continue being flooded with stories of students lacking school fees in secondary schools and universities.
Speaking to Timveni Online, youth and child rights activist, Lucky Mbewe, said the number of students that ask for help through social media platforms is just a few compared to the multitude of needy students in the country.
Mbewe has also asked government to consider boosting the bursary scheme in secondary schools
Mbewe further lamented that it is unfortunate that students who are eligible to benefit from the bursary scheme are left out, only to be replaced by students whose parents are capable of paying the fees.
According to Mbewe, an illiterate generation is a threat to the sustainable development of the country.