APC Governorship candidate Laments danger of Educational Backwardness In North

Senator Uba Sani, an APC candidate for governor in Kaduna state, has warned that if the government and regional stakeholders do nothing to address the education gap between most northern states and their southern counterparts, it portends great danger for the northern region and the country as a whole.

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Senator Sani also said that the north is presently facing the challenges of poor Education which are evident in the high number of out-of-school children in the region, pointing out the need for a state of emergency to be declared in the region’s Education sector, especially at the basic education level.

The lawmaker who spoke at an interactive session with Journalists in Kaduna asserted that the funding of education should not be left in the hands of the government alone, but should be a contributory effort that requires and is not the sole responsibility of government

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While advocating for a dialogue on how to fund education in the north for the overall interest of the young people, Sani stressed that there must be alternatives for funding education whereby those in public office, businessmen, and civil society organizations will contribute their quota.

He, however, commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for revamping the education sector through building and equipping more classrooms, and recruiting and retraining more qualified teachers amongst other interventions, adding that if elected into office as governor, his administration will prioritize basic education enrolment, which he noted is the needed enabler to self-independence.