The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has this morning enrolled his six year old son, Abubakar Sadiq in a public school, Kaduna Capital School, Malali.
Kaduna State Governor, also urged all senior officials in the State to enrol their children into public schools.
He said he had taken the first step by enrolling his six year old child, Abubakar Sadiq into primary one in Kaduna Capital School Malali, a public school in fulfilment of a promise he made in 2017.
Briefing newsmen shortly after he enrolled the child, El-Rufa’i said it was a commitment that had been fulfilled.
It could be recalled that, he had in a State broadcast in December 2017, promised to enrol his child in a public school when he turns six years.
According to him, the enrolment is part of reforms to revamp public schools in the State to make them more competitive.
The Governor gave the assurance that, government is determined to fix public education and raise their standards so that private education will become only a luxury.
“As we make progress, we will require our senior officials to enrol their children in public schools”, he stressed.
“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”.
Governor El-Rufai said he also attended a public school that had better quality then the present day public schools, hence, his desire to improve on the standard of education.
“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 their money taking his child to private schools”, he emphasised.
Also speaking, Mrs Ummi El-Rufa’i, the mother of the child said she was glad that they are able to send a strong message to all leaders and the elites, by beginning to make things work from within their 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,” she said.
On his part, the little child, Abubakar 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”.