A former member representing Zango-Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Sunday Katung, says 10 million out of school children in Nigeria is condemnable.
Katung stated this while addressing newsmen at a press conference in Kaduna on Sunday.
he said the figures are unacceptable and measures are to be put in place to tackle the education deficit in the region.
Katung also disclosed that about 69% out of school of children are from the northern part of the nation.
He argued that the only way out was for well-meaning Nigerians to give back to society through assistance to vulnerable students for their educational pursuits.
Specifically announcing a scholarship scheme under the ‘Marshal Katung Foundation’, the PDP’s Deputy Governorship candidate in the 2019 General Elections, said the foundation was out to offer scholarships to vulnerable students cut across 10 local government areas.
According to him, the scholarship was principally for eligible indigent students drawn from 10 LGAs comprising of Chikun, Kajuru, Kachia, Zango kataf, Jaba, kauru, Kaura, Jemaa, Sanga, and Kagarko, studying in Kaduna State University, College of Education Gidan Waya, Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, and College of Nursing, Kafanchan.
Katung also admonished the Kaduna State Government to harken to the voice of the people and reduce the tuition fee hike in tertiary institutions in the state, adding that “this increment is coming amid a global economic contraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”