The Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, has threatened to prosecute parents who allow their children roam the streets during school hours.
The threat was issued on Tuesday, during the presentation of mid-term report of his ministry.
"Education is compulsory and no child in the state will be allowed to be stranded",he said.
Muoboghare said the ministry had established a special marshall to monitor and arrest any child found roaming the street during school hours.He advised parents and stakeholders to support the government to realise its dream to educate children.(NAN)