UNICEF calls for media support on children enrolment in schools

The UNICEF has called for more support from the media on sensitising the public on the importance of enrolling children in schools.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the 2017 National Enrolment Drive Planning Meeting in Kaduna on Sunday.

The meeting was organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Universal Basic Education Commission in collaboration with UNICEF.

According to the communiqué, media and stakeholders collaboration would encourage more enrolment of children in schools as well as discourage street begging and hawking.

It said radio and television stations should partner UNICEF in the production and airing of jingles, discussion programmes, drama, special reports and documentaries on the importance of child education.

The communiqué also resolved that UNICEF should embark on advocacy visits to enable public and private media organisations to facilitate the partnership.

It also called for support in the 2017 enrolment campaign activities scheduled to take place in October in constituencies, communities and schools.


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