El-Rufai’s 6-year-old son joins public primary school in Kaduna
Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar, into a public primary school in the state.
El-Rufa’i accompanied his son Abubakar to the Capital School in Malali, Kaduna.
Speaking at the school on Monday, the governor said: “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.
“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.”
The mother of the child, Ummi El-Rufa’i said: “I 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.”
Abubakar also shared his words on his new school: “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.”