Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has on Saturday threatened that his administration would soon embark on the arrest and prosecution of parents who allow their children to engage in street trading rather than being in school.
According to El-Rufai, the arrests would take effect once the full implementation of the free primary and secondary education policy in the state takes effect.
This disclosure was made known during the declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector after unveiling a new logo for Kaduna.
Mr. El-Rufai said: “We shall soon commence free feeding of primary school in January, 2016 as soon as it is captured in the 2016 budget. The increase in the number of students enrollment has also made us to introduce morning and afternoon shift in our schools.”
“Measurement of uniform for both primary and secondary schools has commenced. After all these, parents have no excuse to allow their children and ward to hawk. We shall also commence prosecuting erring parents.
“Whatever we spend on education we shall see its effect in 20 years.”
Mr El-Rufai had before his election declared that his children would also attend public schools.