Kaduna to prosecute parents of out of school children

Primary schools across the country have resumed for another academic session, and for the Kaduna state government, it’s not going to be business as usual.

Out of school children in the state must henceforth stay off the streets and be in school, or have their parents or guardians prosecuted.

The Nasir El-Rufai government says the decision is irrevocable.

About 35% of the state’s budget for the year according to the governor is devoted to education.

El-Rufai says education is the most important social good to be delivered to children.

And he insists that Kaduna under his watch will not be slack on this.

Senior staff in the state education ministry are now to withdraw their wards from private schools to public schools.

El-Rufai adds that they would soon go tough on street hawkers, and beggars in the state.

Kaduna state came first among the nineteen northern states and the 12th in the country in the last WAEC examination.

The governor says that position is unacceptable.

El-Rufai insists he has a projection for his state educationally.

Forty girls from Kaduna state, are currently on scholarship in Uganda studying medicine.

And more are to be sent on the same mission in the coming days.

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