Government To Arrest Parents Who Fail To Enroll Their Children To School

Government To Arrest Parents Who Fail To Enroll Their Children To School

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has called for the prosecution of parents who fail to enroll their children in the free compulsory basic education programme as provided by the Universal Basic Education.

Adamu, who disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing yesterday in Abuja, said 13 years after the passage of the UBE Act, 2004, no state in Nigeria had fully implemented the UBE Act with regards to free and compulsory basic education.

He said until government starts prosecuting parents who refuse to send their wards to school, the country may never achieve the goals of UBE.

The Executive Secretary of the UBE, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, who was represented by Director, Social Mobilisation in the ministry, Bello Kagara, said the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has approved N2.7 billion to bring about further improvement of universal basic education through grassroots participation, support and the eventual ownership of basic education by the communities.

 

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