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,” Alhaji Kaka-Shehu Lawan, the Bono State Attorney
General/Commissioner of Justice said.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that
government was already offering parents several incentives to
encourage them to send their children to schools.
The commissioner noted that it was lamentable that some
parents still refused to send their children to school in spite of
“The government has directed the Borno State Basic
Education Board (SUBEB) 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 Boko Haram terrorists in the
course of the insurgency, so as to provide conducive
atmosphere for learning”.
Lawan said that government had also introduced free school
bus services and other incentives to attract children back to
“Government has procured 150 luxury buses to provide free
ride to school children in Maiduguri and communities liberated
from the terrorists by the military.
“It has also introduced the provision of free meals, school
uniform and books in schools as part of the incentives to
retain students in schools.
“The governor is also looking at the possibilities of introducing
cash incentives to parents to ensure retention of children in