Zuma says education the priority

2014-01-13 20:35

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Durban - Education is the government's top priority, President Jacob Zuma said in Durban on Monday.

"I believe education helps to empower. It is the number one priority of government," he said at a function of the Jacob G Zuma Foundation.

The government's decision to implement no-fee schools had helped his foundation reduce the amount of money it needed to contribute towards primary and secondary school education, he said.

Zuma was speaking at a send-off for five students nominated by the foundation to study at the American University of Nigeria. It is the second time the foundation is sending students to the university.

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