THE governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has drawn on the theme of the celebrations of 2023 Day of the African Child to pledge a digital revolution for children in the state.
In a statement on Friday to mark the Day of the African Child 2023, themed, “The Rights of the Child in the Digital Environment,” the governor stated that the theme is in tandem with the agenda of the state for children.
He said that it was top on his agenda to pursue policies that would offer children in the state the needed environment to realize their dream.
He stated: “We are not only committed to taking head-on those impediments that hinder Enugu children from enjoying their full rights as outlined by the 1959 UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Child’s Rights and Responsibility Law of Enugu.
“Our childhood learning programme will also expose Enugu children to quality digital and vocational education, which they need to thrive in the contemporary and future global economy and its attendant competition.
“We are committed to making education not only attractive, qualitative, free and compulsory for every child, but we will also make digital and vocational education compulsory for every child and the youth to equip them for the emerging Enugu and global economies.
“We want to ensure that they are able to easily fit into the world of robotic science, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, mechatronics, e-commerce and Fintech that would give them an edge over others.”