The Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has called for value re-orientation for stakeholders to ensure every child have equitable access to education.
The Minister, made call at a two day media dialogue on access to education in Kano .
The Minister who was represented by Head, Child Right Information Bureau in the ministry Mr. Olumide Osanyipeju described lack of access to basic education of a child as an infringement to child fundamental Human Rights.
His word “lack of access to this basic service is an infringement on-the rights of the child. Thus, the need for equity education that all children have the right to better life, an opportunity to survive develop and reach their full potentials without discrimination bias or favouritism”.
He called on media not to relent in their efforts to disseminate useful information that would foster National development.
“The media is expected to drive the campaign here, to bring to the public awareness the utmost importance of education in the for children”.
In a presentation, an Education and Development Consultant, Dr. Dayo Ogundimu said sustainable plan in all ramification to sustain equitable education go along way to savage the future and social economic of any country.
According to him keying into a life long National planning of a child right education is the only way to enable a country like Nigeria have a violence free nation.
Dr. Ogundimu further explained that “among countries that has children out of school Nigeria came first even compare to Malay” total education should translate in individual social life, Nigeria is going higher in illiteracy ”
Dr. Ogundimu further commended the Federal government for school feeding program and other interventions but advocated for more to be programme to boost equitable education among school age children.
Also speaking at the occasion, Education Specialist, United Nations Children Education Funds UNICEF, Mrs Azuka Menkiti said the organization would not relent in its commitment to ensure adequate intervention and advocacy to brigde the gap of inequality especially among women who are more vulnerable in the society.
She observed that societal believe had been a major cause of marginalisation that has caused a huge hindrance through human actions and inactions.
“Poor implementation of Education policy and laws , low Budgetory allocation release and utilization affects school supply”.
The advocacy campaign is titled access to education leave no child behind.
BY: Florence Adewale/Kano