If you refuse to send your child to school, you will face the full wrath of the law.

According the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, this will be the case soon.

Adamu was addressing newsmen in Abuja on Monday during the 9th edition of the Weekend Ministerial briefing when he stated this.

He said parents who sabotage the efforts of the government at reducing the number of out of school children would soon be criminalised and would be made to face the wrath of the law.

“Unless the issue of parents who refused their children going to school is made a crime, and we start jailing parents, the menace of out of school children will not be resolved.

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“There are many who are still working behind culture, religion. So the ministry is to affect this policy so that any parent whose child of school age refuses to take them to school will be jailed,” he said.

Speaking on matching grant and other intervention funds for basic education in Nigeria, the minister said a total of 350 billion naira had been expended on the sub-sector as against 360 billion naira spent by the previous administration.

“In the six years preceding the Buhari Administration, between 2009 and 2014, the Federal Government spent about 360 billion naira worth of intervention on Basic Education covering textbooks, teacher professional development, construction of classrooms and library resources among others.”

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