- Kaduna youths caucus of All Progressive Congress has called for total ban of private schools in the country
- The caucus said this during a rally organised to back Governor El Rufai's educational reform in the state
- It argued that private schools encourage segregation in access to educational opportunities between children of the rich and poor
The national youths caucus of All Progressive Congress (APC), northwest cone, on Friday, January 12, in Kaduna canvassed for total ban on the operations of private schools in the country.
The caucus which held a rally in support of ongoing reforms in the education sector in Kaduna state said the measure was necessary to save public schools from total collapse, News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports.
Malam Isiyaku Sarkin Pawa, secretary of the caucus, said Nigeria must take steps to salvage the education sector from its present poor state in order to build a prosperous and stable nation.
“In the past, everyone attend public schools irrespective of their parents’ status in the society, but because of the establishment of private schools, all public schools have been neglected.’’
He added that public schools which used to be for all classes of people have now become only for the poor, thus encouraging segregation in access to educational opportunities between children of the rich and poor.
“Public schools performance is not too good, that is why we are supporting the governor’s reforms in the education sector,” the secretary added.
Jafaru Sani, the state Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy Affairs, who received the group on behalf of Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai, explained that the reform was not politically motivated but for the benefit of the future generation.
“The state government has done a lot towards improving the education sector, there is no going back on the disengagement of unqualified teachers, instead we will improve on the quality of teachers and education in general,” he said.
He assured that the government would continue to do the right thing in spite of the challenges being faced.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the National Youth Caucus of All Progressives Congress (APC) held a special prayer for the quick recovery of Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was involved in an accident.
No fewer than 2,000 members of the APC youth wing gathered in Abuja on Friday to perform supplications and seek divine intervention for Yusuf. The youth caucus also offered special prayer for sustained peace, unity and progress of the nation as well as guidance for its leaders.
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