From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i has enrolled his six-year-old child, Abubakar into primary one in public school in fulfillment of a promise he made in 2017.
The young Abubakar was registered at the popular
Capital School Malali, in Kaduna North Local Government Area.
The move according to El Rufai who accompanied the lad to the school is part of reforms to revamp public schools in the state to make them more competitive.
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 quality of public education.”
Ummi El-Rufa’i, the mother of the child said: “l am glad that we are able to send a strong message to our leaders and the elites, that we need to start making things work from within our homes.
“By the time we start attending public hospitals and send our children to public schools, the system will get better. This is a very huge step.”
On his part, the little child said: “I am sad that I will miss my old school, my friends and my teachers. But I have to help my father keep his promise.”.