EDUCATION NEWS ‘SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL OR BE JAILED’- KADUNA GOVT WARNS PARENTS By Admin Posted on January 24, 2020 2 min read 0 0 107 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Kaduna State Government has warned parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws on Friday. In an interview with the press, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education. Mrs Phoebe Yayi explained that every child has the right to free, compulsory and universal education and the government has declared free education to every child from primary to secondary school in the state. She added that, “parents have no excuse as the government has taken off all financial burden from parents. “You should be aware that the Child Welfare and Protection Law, 2018, section 18 (6), stipulates that any parent or guardian who fails to send his or her child to school commits an offence” “It added that a parent is liable on a first conviction to be reprimanded and ordered to undertake community service and on second conviction risk fine or imprisonment or both” “As such, sending your children to school is no longer a choice, but compulsory and failure to do so is a criminal offence with a possible jail term” she added. She stated even adults were given a second chance to acquire education in the spirit of “not living anyone behind” and on no account should parents deny their child.