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  • News - North Central - Niger
  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Children's Day: Bago advocates parents', teachers' responsibility review

Children's Day: Bago advocates parents', teachers' responsib

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has advocated the review of parents' and teachers' responsibilities towards the educational and attitudinal development of children.

The governor made the call on Monday at an event organised by the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in commemoration of the 2024 Children's Day.

During the event which was held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi Conference Centre in Minna, the state capital, Governor Bago emphasized that parents were obliged to nurture their children's intellectual capacities while teachers inspire and guide them towards achieving their capabilities.

Bago who was represented by his wife, Hajiya Fatima Umaru Bago reiterated his administration's commitment to the development of children.

He also advocated the provision of necessary resources and infrastructure for skills acquisition and entrepreneurship.

He added that the theme of celebration, 'Empowering Our Future Leaders Through Skills Acquisition', "is a clarion call for corresponding action as it underscores the importance of equipping children with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital world."

The Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim disclosed this in a statement, adding that the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, (Dr) Hadiza Asabe Muhammad commended the governor for his efforts in enhancing practical skills and knowledge of children.

She further revealed that the State Government would roll out skills acquisition and self-empowerment programmes for children to promote innovation and creativity.

The statement partly reads: "Guest speaker at the event and a renowned Educationist, Hajiya Dije Bala, described the decision of the State Government to introduce skills acquisition in Schools as remarkable, adding that it will go a long way in empowering the children, making them self-reliant.

"The event also featured match pass by Students from public and private schools, presentation of cash gifts to Students who were outstanding in various Competitions held Nationwide, and cultural displays among others.

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