Edo to prosecute out-of-school children parents, guardians

Edo to prosecute out-of-school children parents, guardians
Edo to prosecute out-of-school children parents, guardians

Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, stated that the state government will prosecute parents and guardians of out-of-school children as part of efforts to ensure that every child in the state has access to education.

This was said by the governor of Benin to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labor.

Obaseki stated, “Government will not fail to prosecute parents and guardians of out-of-school children as it will take all children off the streets and increase access to education.”

He stated that the state government’s expenditures in education and implementation of the Child Rights Act will safeguard children from exploitation, including child labour.

“As a government, we will continue to invest in education, which is vital to a child’s growth,” added the governor. Every child in Edo will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete with their classmates in the technology-driven 21st century.

The Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo-BEST) programme has been expanded to provide more students with access to a quality basic education.

Obaseki stated that his administration’s dedication to technical and vocational education will result in the establishment of 20 additional technical colleges that will enable children to gain technical skills as part of our effort to boost economic development.

He reaffirmed his dedication to the protection and welfare of children through policies and programmes that provide them with the social and technical skills necessary to realise their ambitions.

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