By Taye Obateru
Jos—A group, Child Protection Network, CPN, has threatened to go to court for the enforcement of the rights of primary school pupils in Plateau State, whose teachers were on strike for several months last year, if anything is done to further breach their right to education.
Plateau State chapter of the group in a statement by its Secretary, Mr. Clement Iornongu, said: “We will not hesitate to approach the courts to enforce the rights of children should there be further attempts to breach these rights by any person, authority or institution in any way whatsoever.”
It appealed to teachers and other service providers to ensure that the children regain lost grounds occasioned by the prolonged strike.
It stressed that the children need to recover from the loss of their rights to education and health services which were denied during the prolonged strike.
The body expressed delight at the gradual return of peace to the state as occasioned by the peaceful celebration of the last Christmas and New Year festivities in the state.
It commended parents for ensuring that their children celebrated in a non-violent way and security agents for ensuring peace during the festivities.