Following the ongoing efforts made by the present administration, the Anambra State government has assured the state that no child will be left out of school by the year 2030.
Dr. Victoria Chikwelu, the state Commissioner for Social Welfare, Children and Women Affairs, while speaking during a function on the rights of children, organised by United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in Awka, also promised that the state government will continue to put in effort to ensure equal rights for children in Anambra.
She talked about the importance of education for all children of school age and she also said that any roadblocks that stand in the way of achieving that will be relentlessly resisted.
She applauded the UNICEF and Governor Willie Obiano for taking up the cause of children and reprimanded parents and individual to restrain from abusing the rights of children in the state as swift prosecution will be served.
“By 2030, no child of Anambra State origin who is of school age will be out of school or be allowed to engage in child labour or trafficking, cultism and other related vices,” she said.
Mr. Clement Chigbo, the state consultant for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH, in his speech, advised the children of the state to be of good moral conduct as future leaders of the country, and in the interest of upholding a good image of the state.
The children were educated on their rights and taught how to conduct themselves in the society when faced with various situations.