By Emmanuel Daudu
As Nigeria joins the rest of the World to Commemorate this Year’s International Children’s Day, the Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers Association, CAYWA, has called on the federal government to engage in a fight the factors that have continued to combat children out of school, out of which is insecurity and absence of motivational policies that encourages children for western education.
The Nigeria Focal Person, Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers Association, CAYWA, Uzoh Ifeanyi MNSChE made this known to journalists in Abuja via a press statement.
In his words, “I wish to draw the attention of the Government at all levels that there should be a deliberate Policy Statement and Policy Action today, towards addressing the unacceptably high rate of Out of School Children in Nigeria, which is put at 14 .9 Million”.
Speaking further, he disclosed the crisis that the nation would be prone to if the situation is not addressed with an immediate effect.
“This figure portrays serious danger for the well-being of our dear Nation, as it could be an attribute to the escalating banditry and terrorist activities across the country”.