Maiduguri - 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
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
“The government has directed the Borno State Basic Education
Board (SUBEB) to mobilise all children of school age to be enrolled in schools.
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“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
“The governor is also looking at the possibilities of
introducing cash incentives to parents to ensure retention of children in
schools,” the commissioner added.