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Delta: Ukah Reaffirms Ministry’s Commitment To Protect Rights Of School Children

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Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has reiterated the determination of the ministry towards ensuring that  teachers in the state are well equipped with the required framework and capacity needed for the protection of the rights of the children in the state.
Chief Ukah,  stated this in his office in Asaba while playing host to the officials of the International Human Rights Commission, Nigerian Committee, Delta State chapter who paid him a courtesy call.
Chief Ukah said that the state government’s initiative to prioritize free education was aimed at giving opportunity to those who could not afford private school education, describing education as one of the most important fundamental human rights of every child in the society.
While recalling that in 2018, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa received an award on human rights protection in the state, Chief Ukah commended the Commission for it’s commitment towards enlightening the masses on their rights.
The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, however, advised the team to instead of engaging the school children one on one on human rights education they should evolve measures of carrying such advocacy with the teachers who would in turn impact on the children, adding that it would be difficult to talk to the children in the foundation stage one on one except those in technical and higher education.
Earlier in her remarks, the State Co-coordinator, International Human Rights commission, Evangelist Princess Barbara Amaka Obi-Oddi , informed the commissioner that they were in his office to introduce the state officials and the activities  of the commission to him.
Evangelist Amaka Obi-Oddi, who highlighted their activities to include arbitration, human rights education, checking the quality of the lives of the rich and the poor in the society among others, added that the group was planning to engage in the sensitization of the Delta State students on human rights.
She noted that human rights encouraged healthy human relationship among people as well as enable every individual to know his or rights including their boundaries in order not to offend one another, just as she said that human rights campaign would boost awareness on political and social realities.

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