Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said parents who keep their school-age children out of school risk being prosecuted, stressing that the state’s Child’s Right law provides that all children must be given access to education.
The government last week began school enrolment drive aimed at ensuring that all school-age children register for the forthcoming 2019/2020 academic session.
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Speaking in Eporo, Emure-Ekiti during the sensitisation programme, Fayemi, who called on all parents and guardians to key into the free education programme of his administration, said education is not only free but compulsory in Ekiti State.
He added that it is an abuse of Child’s Right for any parent or guardian to deny school-age children the opportunity to go to school.