The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday fulfilled one of his campaign promises by enrolling his six-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai, into state government-owned, Kaduna Capital School, in the state.
Reports is that the move was in fulfillment of a promise made by the governor in 2017 when he expressed his commitment to reform the education sector in the state.
“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,” the Governor said two years ago.
Little Abubakar was enrolled as a Primary One pupil into the public school as a key guarantee of his personal.
El-Rufai noted that reforming the education sector in Kaduna was a continuing struggle against decades of neglect.
We are 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 enroll their children in public schools.
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” he said.