Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday enroled his son Abubakar El-Rufai in a public primary school, Concise News reports.
El-Rufai enroled his son as a primary one pupil of Kaduna Capital School as the new academic session begins in the northwest state.
In 2017, precisely December 28, El-Rufai had stated that “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 Kaduna Government in a tweet, posted photos of El-Rufai and his son at the school, with the governor expressing his determination to raise the standards of education in the state.
“Reforming the Education sector in Kaduna is a continuing struggle against decades of neglect,” the tweet read.
“But the El-Rufai government has a strong commitment to fix public education and raise the standard of public schools so that private education will become only a luxury.”
Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai has today enrolled as a Primary One pupil of Kaduna Capital School pic.twitter.com/VPjpn9PlMW
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) September 23, 2019
It is novel in Nigeria for public office holders to register their wards/children in government-owned schools because of their deteriorating conditions.