Nigeria will soon implement a policy to prosecute parents who refuse to enrol their children of school age in schools across the country.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu while addressing newsmen during the 9th edition of the Weekend Ministerial briefing.
Adamu noted that parents who disrupt the government’s efforts in reducing the number of out-of-school children would soon be made to face the wrath of the law.
“Unless the issue of parents who refused their children going to school is made a crime, and we start jailing parents, the menace of out of school children will not be resolved,” He said.
Speaking on intervention funds for basic education in Nigeria, the minister noted that a total of N350 billion had been expended on the sub-sector as against the N360 billion spent by the previous administration.
Adamu further stressed that corruption at state government levels was among other factors responsible for the fall in basic education across the country.