The House of Representatives has called on state governments to ensure improved security in schools to encourage girl child enrollment and check possible attacks from bandits..
The House also pleaded with State Governors to always show greater commitment girl child education to reduce high level of illiteracy and safe guard thier future..
The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and services Professor Julius Ihonvbere made the appeal in Ado Ekiti when he led other members of the committee on inspection tour of some selected schools in Ekiti state and on a visit to Govenror Kayode Fayemi..
Members of the committee as part of their oversight functions visited some schools in ekiti state to see the quality of infrastructure put in place the various grants provided by federal govt through the universal basic education commission.
The committee also took time to analyse the quality of the projects,the extent to which such projects will be completed and the action plan submitted to the federal govt by ekiti state before disbursement of funds.
Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on basic education Professor Julius Ihonvbere told newsmen that the committee was conversant with the distorted legacy on basic educatiion inherited by the present administration in ekiti state with some level of satisfaction..
Professor ihonvbere further noted that nigeria have about 15 million out of school children due to Government’s inability to provide infrastructural facilities, security, and instructional materials in schools.
The lawmaker noted that the future of Nigeria can not be guaranteed and sustained without any political commitment to basic education..
He however told the Governor that the committee identified the challenges of lack of personnel,inadequate infrastructure and safety of children in some schools
In a response Governor kayode fayemi said there was an increament in school enrollment in the state due to the child right law banning underage trading during school hours.
Governor Fayemi urged the committee to prevail on universal basic education commission and federal ministry of education to improve the mechanism for school monitoring and evaluation of projects to promote qualitative education.