The Taraba Ministry of Education in collaboration with the World Bank on Thursday sought the cooperation of the Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr Shekarau Angyu to tackle the ugly incident of out of children in the state.
Mr Samson Ada, the Permanent secretary, Taraba Ministry of Education, who lead the delegation made the request at a courtesy call on the monarch in Wukari.
Ada noted that the state ministry of education with support from World Bank was determined to ensure that children of school age had access to quality education across the state.
The permanent secretary told Aku Uka and other critical stakeholders that there was the need to ensure that children of school age gets enrolled in schools so as to secure there future and guarantee a peaceful society.
“We are here to appeal to you to use your office as Chairman, Taraba Council of Chiefs to assist in sensitization of the people on the dangers of increasing incidents of out of school children.
“The world bank has earmarked a certain amount of money to spend on each child that is brought back to school in Taraba with the intention to mop up all out of school children for a more secured state.
Responding, the Aku Uka thanked the delegation for such a laudable programme.
Angyu pledged the cooperation of the traditional council in ensuring that children of school age were not left at home.