Monday, December 11

Bauchi children refuse to attend school despite food incentive – Governor Mohammed

Bauchi children refuse to attend school despite efforts to woo them and help them develop keen interest in obtaining education.

By Sammy OJ

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented low enrolment of pupils in his state. He urged royal fathers to encourage school enrolment in their domains. 

The governor said this in Bauchi on Sunday during the handing over ceremony of some constituency projects sponsored by the Representative of Ganjuwa/Darazo in the House of Representatives, Mansur Manu Soro.

*Bauchi children refuse to attend school

Governor Mohammed who noted that the food incentive offered to pupils in schools was not enough to attract children, pleaded with parents to allow their children attend classes in the schools built by his administration.

Bauchi children refuse to attend school
Bauchi children refuse to attend School

“The Commissioner of Education has spoken about one issue that is worrying me and that is the issue of enrollment.
We have renovated schools, we have provided welfare in terms of supply chains of the food and facilities, but we don’t have enrollment.

“When I was growing up, my father was a district head, he used to call the village heads and reprimanded them to make sure that parents send their children to school. We have to go back to the old days to force parents to send their children to school, we can not avoid abberation.

“So, I’m calling on the royal highnesses, the Emirs, the District and Village heads to put heads together with the government to make sure that enrollment is improved. Otherwise, the spate of out-of-school children criminality would not stop,” he said. 

Speaking earlier, the member representing Ganjuwa/Darazo in the House of Representatives, Mansur Manu Soro who donated six primary healthcare centres, six ambulances, six vehicles and seven million naira take off grant for the health facilities said he was inspired by the people’s helplessness and poverty. 

He said he’s collaborating with the government of Bala Mohammed in Bauchi State, not minding political party differences, to alleviate the sufferings of his people.

*Bauchi children refuse to attend school

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