The Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, declared that birth certificate would henceforth be one of the criteria for enrolment of pupils into primary schools in the state.
He added that birth certificate would be a requirement for children under the age of five to access free medical treatment in the state.
Akeredolu made the declaration during the stakeholders’ meeting on birth registration with the theme, “Accelerated Birth Registration,” initiated by the governor’s wife.
The governor said the decision became necessary to assist the state in planning for the future of the children. Read more