The Kaduna State Government advised parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws.
Mrs. Phoebe Yayi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education advised Kaduna in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
She stressed that every child has the right to free, compulsory and universal basic education, adding that the state government has to provide such education. She added that in meeting this obligation, the government has declared free education to every child from primary to secondary school in the state.
The permanent secretary explained that the move was part of measures to ensure that every resident of the state was literate, to enable them to have a quality life.