THE Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Mr Abok Ayuba, says the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is adversely affecting children’s education.
Ayuba, in statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Bulus Atang, felicitated with the children on the Day and called for prayers for an end to the pandemic.
“All what the nation needs now is prayers against the COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting educational growth of the younger generation.
“The task of leaving good foundation for the upcoming generation is an uphill one if this pandemic persists with prolong closure of schools.
“Parents and guardians should take the education of their children and wards seriously; engage them in acquiring other skills that will sustain their future living conditions,” he added.
The speaker applauded the youth programmes of the Federal and Plateau Governments which had given hope to upcoming generations of the country.
Ayuba stated that as youth, he was proud to identify with the children and called on them to be obedient, work hard and concentrate on the positive things of life.
He described children as the pride of any nation and assured that the ninth State Assembly would continue to play its legislative roles in ensuring that the child was well protected.
– May 27, 2020 @ 16:45 GMT /