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UNICEF seeks partnership with the media to enhance school enrolment

The United Nation Children and Education Fund (UNICEF) over the weekend has called for collaborative effort from the media on sensitising the public on the importance of enrolling children in schools.

News Agency of Nigeria reports this as part of outcome of the 2017 National Enrolment Drive Planning Meeting that held in Kaduna on Sunday organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Universal Basic Education Commission in collaboration with UNICEF

According to the communiqué, media and stakeholders collaboration would encourage more enrolment of children in schools as well as discourage street begging and hawking.

It said radio and television stations should partner UNICEF in the production and airing of jingles, discussion programmes, drama, special reports and documentaries on the importance of child education.

The communiqué also resolved that UNICEF should embark on advocacy visits to enable public and private media organisations to facilitate the partnership.

It also called for support in the 2017 enrolment campaign activities scheduled to take place in October in constituencies, communities and schools.

Partnership between the media and stakeholders would encourage more enrolment of children in schools as well as discourage street begging and hawking.

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