- Former ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola reached a great academic achievement
- The ANC member was awarded his second Masters Degree, and the ruling party could not have been prouder
- According to the ANC, Lamola is a perfect example of Nelson Mandela's views on education
- Lamola's achievement followed those of the EFF's Ndlozi and Juju
The African National Congress is like a proud parent over Ronald Lamola's academic achievement.
The former deputy leader of the ANC Youth League recently attained his second Master's Degree and the governing party could not contain how proud they are of their comrade.
On Tuesday Lamola received a Master's of Laws Extractive Industry Law in Africa from the University of Pretoria.
Additionally, the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee member holds a Master's Degree in Corporate Law.
The ANC released a statement, where they praised the young leader for his achievements.
Pule Mabe‚ the party's spokesperson‚ explained how Lamola went from humble beginnigs, growing up on a small farm in Mpumalanga, to becoming a leader in the ANC, as well as a successful lawyer.
Mabe added the young Masters graduate is a prime example of Madiba's statements about the value of education.
"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor‚ that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine‚ that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have‚ not what we are given‚ that separates one person from another", this was the view of the father of the nation.
Mabe then spoke about how the ANC's initiative to make education free for the poor and working class citizens would contribute to the empowerment of a new generation.
"The ANC at its Nasrec conference adopted a resolution to roll out fully subsidised free higher education and training to academically capable‚ poor‚ working class and middle strata students as from the 2018 academic year. This will lead to the producing of a skilled generation that will be able to make a meaningful contribution to the building of a better society. We call upon our young people to emulate Comrade Lamola and to take advantage of opportunities that are being made available to them to acquire education so as to improve their material conditions."
Lamola's achievements went viral on social media, with South Africans sending him their congratulations.
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