Jos – The Plateau State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Angela Miri said, yesterday, that Governor Jonah Jangâ€™s administration has banned street begging in the state.
Miri told newsmen in an interview in Abuja that the governor has ensured that the practice, which allowed children of school age to go about begging in the streets in the name of almajiri is stopped.
She said that Plateau government has made adequate provision for accessing education so that every child of school age could enroll in school.
According to her, Plateau is backward in education but the current administration is addressing the problem with vigour. The commissioner commended the Universal Basic Education (UBE) scheme for providing infrastructure and other facilities needed for the actualisation of the programme.
According to Commissioner for Education, the Federal Ministry of Education is working out a plan for the sector in other to meet contemporary challenges.