Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Ezekiel Oyemomi, the minister made the call at an event organised by the ministry to mark this year’s Universal Day of the Child.
While appealing to insurgents to allow peace to reign in the country, the minister said government is doubling efforts to ensure that school environments are secure.
She commended President Goodluck Jonathan for approving the movement of about 3,000 students from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to other unity schools in the country in order to continue with their education.
Maina called on government, parents and individuals to educate their children, saying it would help develop the technical capacity levels needed for economic growth and sustainable development.
“Education for sustainable development means to guide children to love their country and to understand that opportunities and resources are not infinite,” she said.
Earlier, Permanent Secretary of the ministry who was represented by the Director, Child, Hajiya Rabi Galadima, called on all stakeholders to assist with policies and programmes that will contribute to the well being of children.