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Anambra Ranks Lowest In Out-Of-School Children – Soludo

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Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has reaffirmed his government’s dedication to bolstering the education sector within the state.

He emphasized that Anambra has the lowest rates of out-of-school children nationwide, a feat attributed to the significant investments made by his administration in education.

Soludo made the remarks during the 2024 Children’s Day celebration at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka on Monday, May 27.

The event featured a march by school children and uniformed organizations, cake cutting, cultural dances, and a fashion parade, among other activities.

Soludo said: “We’re here to celebrate our future, our future and others who were not able to join us here. This is the third time I’ve witnessed Children’s Day since I assumed office, but this is the largest.

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I can see the glorious future of Anambra and Nigeria as we behold their face. We’re deliberately investing in our children, who are our bridge. For skills needed here and exporting them.

“In two years, we’ve employed over 8000 teachers because they’re our greatest asset. Currently, Anambra has the lowest out-of-children in the country. We are targeting making it zero.

“We’re having sleepless nights because of you. Roads will wash away, sky-scrapers will collapse, but investment in children will stand the test of time.”

While commending the teachers for their commitments to training the children, the governor assured that his government would not lower the bar in the recruitment of standard teachers, stressing that Anambra children deserved the best.

We call on everyone to invest in education because it is everyone’s responsibility. If you can save the cost of your favourite brand of drink, you can buy a pencil for the child. That’s a way of investing in education,” he added.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo urged parents to offer their children the needed parent-child relationship and make their homes more conducive for them to thrive amidst challenges.

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