Introductory Meeting on the Hurried Child Project

Advocating for mentally stable children, A Mother’s Love Initiative and CSACEFA emphasize the urgency of enforcing nationwide school entry age regulations in Nigeria, aligning with the global theme of “Learning for Lasting Peace” on the International Day for Education. Highlighting the detrimental effects of the hurried child syndrome, caused by premature enrollment and academic pressure, they call for strict regulation of school entry ages and the prohibition of skipping academic years. They urge the Federal Ministry of Education to enforce these regulations, the National Orientation Agency to conduct awareness campaigns, and the Nigerian Governors Forum to prioritize these issues in state development plans. International donors are encouraged to support these efforts, aiming to secure a peaceful and stable future by safeguarding the mental well-being of Nigerian children.