Thursday, November 08, 2007
Good news from Kaduna state as law makers there will soon pass a bill that will make it mandatory for all children to enroll in school. Such a bill is long overdue in virtually all the states in the far north. I am talking about Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno states. These states have record levels of young boys roaming the streets and claiming to be engaged in Quaranic education. In fact these boys, hungry and dirty as they are, are found virtually everywhere in the federation and they are often a menace. Its really good news that a law will now force them to either enroll in school or else pack their bags and go back to where they came from. Incidentally most of them come from a neighbouring country - Niger.