Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i has enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar, into Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school.
Gov El-Rufa’i had in a state broadcast in December 2017, promised to enrol his child in a public school when he turns six years.
The move is part of reforms to revamp public schools in the state to make them more competitive. We are determined to fix public education and raise their standards so that private education will become only a luxury, he had said.
Briefing newsmen after he enrolled the child, El-Rufa’i said; “I believe 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,” she said.
Little Master 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” .