Borno To Prosecute Parents Who Fail To Send Children To School

Borno State Government on Monday said it would prosecute

parents who fail to enroll their children and wards in schools.

“Any parent either out of ignorance or willingly refuses to send

his child to school will be made to face the full wrath of the

law,” Alhaji Kaka-Shehu Lawan, the Bono State Attorney

General/Commissioner of Justice said.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that

government was already offering parents several incentives to

encourage them to send their children to schools.

The commissioner noted that it was lamentable that some

parents still refused to send their children to school in spite of

the incentives.

“The government has directed the Borno State Basic

Education Board (SUBEB) to mobilise all children of school

age to be enrolled in schools.

“It has also invested heavily in constructing new schools and

renovating those vandalised by Boko Haram terrorists in the

course of the insurgency, so as to provide conducive

atmosphere for learning”.

Lawan said that government had also introduced free school

bus services and other incentives to attract children back to

schools.

“Government has procured 150 luxury buses to provide free

ride to school children in Maiduguri and communities liberated

from the terrorists by the military.

“It has also introduced the provision of free meals, school

uniform and books in schools as part of the incentives to

retain students in schools.

“The governor is also looking at the possibilities of introducing

cash incentives to parents to ensure retention of children in

schools,” the commissioner added

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