Zimbabwe today joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Education.

The resolution was adopted (24 January) on December 3, 2018, by the United Nations General Assembly in celebration of the role of education in bringing global peace and sustainable development.

This year, the day is being commemorated under the theme ‘Learning for lasting peace’, with the idea that education can transform everyone, giving them the knowledge and skills to be peacemakers in their communities.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), this year the day is dedicated to the crucial role education and teachers play in countering hate speech, a phenomenon which has snowballed in recent years with the use of social media, damaging the fabric of societies.

In his International Day of Education remarks, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Torerayi Moyo said Zimbabwe’s education was the cornerstone for achieving national goals and aspirations.