The Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, has asked the National Assembly to consider passing a legislation that would compel policy makers in the country to enroll their children in public schools.
He spoke at a reception for the members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Friday in Kaduna.
The governor said it was time senior government officials enrolled their children in public schools in order to improve the system.
The governor said Kaduna State had witnessed improvement in the education sector within the last two years.
“For me, we should spend more resources on education because it is only through education that we can get to where we want to be as a nation,” he said.
In his speech, the chairman of the House Committee on Education, Aminu Suleiman, said the committee was in Kaduna as part of its oversight function to federal tertiary institutions in the state.
He said despite the difficult financial position of the state, owing to a huge debt burden, Mr. Yero’s administration had met all government’s obligation.
Mr. Suleiman said, “We are in a better position to know what each state gets and if there are shortcomings it was due to the ill-advised policies of taking loans in the past that were not channeled in the right direction.”
Kaduna State, early this year, sponsored about 20 undergraduates studying Medicine at the Kaduna State University, KASU, to complete their degrees at a university in Uganda.