Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has just enrolled his six-year-old child, Abubakar into primary one in Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school.
This is in fulfillment of a promise he made in 2017.
“And I will by personal example ensure that my son that will be six years of age in 2019 will be enrolled in a public school in Kaduna State, by God’s grace,” El-Rufa’i had said in 2017.
On fulfilling the promise this morning, El-Rufa’i told Newsmen thus:
“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
“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.
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” .