Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has revealed what will happen to parents who keep their school-age kids out of school.
Speaking at Eporo, Emure Ekiti, during the sensitization exercise for the commencement of school enrollment drive, Fayemi stated that such parents will be prosecuted according to the States Child’s Right law.
The governor pointed out that it is an abuse of a child whose parents deprive the opportunity to attend school.
“We have a Child’s Right Act in Ekiti which prohibits parents from disallowing children of school age to be out of school during school session. If your child is not in school when the school is in session, you have a lot to explain because we will apprehend the child whether he is found hawking on the street or engaging in any illicit activities which prevent the child from being in school.
“The parents will have to explain to the government or the relevant institutions why that child is not in school. In order to ensure that we implement that law, we have a family court in the state that takes responsibility for children that are not in school and parents who fail their responsibility”, he said.