The 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,” the Borno State Attorney General/Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Kaka-Shehu Lawan, said.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that government was already offering parents several incentives to encourage them to send their children to school.
The commissioner noted that it was lamentable that some parents still refused to send their children to school in spite of the incentives.
Lawan said, “The government has directed the Borno State Basic Education Board to mobilise all children of school age to be enrolled in schools.
“It has also invested heavily in constructing new schools and renovating those vandalised by the Boko Haram terrorists in the course of the insurgency, so as to provide a conducive atmosphere for learning.”
Lawan added that government had introduced the free school bus service and other incentives to attract children back to schools.