Written by Godfrey AKON

Stakeholders want inclusive education for the poor

Education stakeholders have called for inclusive education for indigent, rural, girl child and vulnerable Nigerian children.

Country Director, PLAN International, Dr Hussaini Abdul, who spoke at a public discourse in commemoration of the Day of the African Child, said children must not be denied the right to quality education.

Represented by the Head of Programme and Business Development, PLAN International, Mr. Oji Ogbureke, Abdul said the organisation strives to ensure access to quality education for the girl child which must be the priority of the government.

"Children must have access to quality education, provided life skill to live a fulfilled life, participate and be drivers of change; they must live in a protective environment to achieve their potential," he said.

Also speaking, the Senior Programme Officer Child and Youth Protection Foundation, Mr Kolawole Olatosimi, called on the Federal Government to put more efforts into ensuring that children were brought out from IDP camps into homes.

Olatosimi said Nigerian children should be given a voice to achieve their potential in life as well as taken stand in contributing to the development of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.



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