Filipe Nyusi, said on Tuesday, 31 January, at the opening ceremony of the 2023 school year, that students should learn at school to respect nature, avoiding unnecessary killing of animals and forests in order to protect biodiversity and reduce environmental degradation.
Filipe Nyusi was speaking in the district of Molumbo, in the province of Zambezia, where he stressed that the school should train men sensitive to issues of biodiversity and environmental preservation.
“Loving animals is fundamental. Children must know from an early age that poaching and unregulated logging harm the environment. The school should produce sensitive men to protect biodiversity and reduce environmental degradation”, exhorted the head of state.
Also in his speech, the Mozambican statesman recommended that teachers and school managers seek solutions to the problem of malnutrition that affects thousands of children, especially in the provinces of Nampula and Zambézia, in the central part of the country.
For the current school year, the National Education System (SNE) has enrolled about ten million children in the 1st and 2nd grades, and a total of 13,633 public elementary school and 673 public secondary schools are planned throughout the country.