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Governor El-Rufai open up on education in Kaduna

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The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that one of the main agendas of his administration is to provide a decent education for every child in the state.

He said, “I started life in rural Daudawa as the son of a pensioner. Without public education, I would not have gone to school. I believe that the children of the poor are entitled to the same opportunities that I was given. Therefore, we have a governance mission to provide ordinary people and their offspring a sustainable ladder for social mobility. Our purpose in government is to promote equality of opportunity, to give every child the best prospects through decent education."

This comes months after the government sacked about 21,000 teachers following their “poor performance” in a competency test organised in the state. The teachers in reaction to the move commenced an indefinite strike on January 8. They also planned to take to the streets on Thursday in a protest despite warnings by the government and state security officials.

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