National Association of Women Journalists condemns rising cases of child labour, out of school children

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By Akpan David, Calabar

The National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has condemned the rising cases of out-of-school children and child labour in Cross River State.

The cases of rape and sexual assaults against minors, particularly the girl child was also decried.

Speaking on the occasion of Day of the African Child, chairperson of NAWOJ in the state, Comrade Umo Basi-Edeit called on government, Non Governmental organizations and individuals to intensify efforts at ensuring that all African children obtain good education.

Basi-Edet disclosed that the theme door this year is: “30 years after the adoption of the Charter: Accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2040 for an Africa fit for children.”

Mrs. Basi-Edet emphasized on the need to create more awareness campaigns and sensitization of citizens on the importance of educating an African child.

She appealed to government and stakeholders to improve on the education system in Africa and create conducive avenue where the African child can learn how to read and write efficiently.

The State chairperson advised all the children to be of good conduct by placing priority on their academics and ensure that they shun cultism, rape, illicit drugs and all vices capable of hindering their future.

She wished all the African children around the globe a happy 2021 Day of the African child.

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