The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has announced plans by the federal government to prosecute and send to jail any parent who refused to enroll children of school age in schools across the country.
The Minister made this known while addressing reporters during the 9th edition of the weekend ministerial briefing. He said parents who sabotage the efforts of the government to reduce the number of out of school children would soon be criminalised and would 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. There are many who are still working behind culture, religion. So the ministry is to effect this policy so that any parent whose child of school age refuses to take them to school will be jailed.” he said.