The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Siddique, into state government-owned, Kaduna Capital School, in the state.
We report that the move was in fulfilment of a promise made by the governor in 2017 when he expressed his commitment to reform the education sector in the state.
Briefing newsmen shortly after he enrolled the child, El-Rufa’i explained that it was a commitment that had been fulfilled.
“I made that commitment because I believe that it is only when all political leaders have their children in public schools that we will pay due attention to the quality of public education.
“I went to a public school like this. In fact, the school I went to is not as good as this one, but here I am, because of the quality teaching I got.
“My intention is to ensure that all our public schools offer quality education, and so we are encouraging all our senior public servants to send their children to public schools.
“Once the public schools are improved to a point they are nearly as good or even better than private schools, no one will waste his money taking his child to private school,” he said.