Worried by the excessive charge of illiteracy and decay in education infrastructure, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi 11, has tasked northern governors to make investments more funds to boost education in the area.
Malam Haruna Soba was the first northerner to turn out to be chief education officer in cost of instructor coaching.
After the creation of recent states, he was deployed to the North-Central and promoted Chief Inspector of Education in 1968. He died in 1988.
Former Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and elder statesman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi who addressed journalists at the occasion stated if dad and mom settle for the actuality that education is the spine of human improvement, the north would witness enchancment.
“When I went to secondary school in 1953, there was only one secondary school in the entire northern Nigeria: Balewa College. What my parents did was to accept the reality that education is basic for human social and national development. As an individual you are virtually nothing if you don’t have education,” he stated.
Abdullahi who’s the performing Chairman of Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) blamed politicians for the academic backward in the area.
“If you have a look at the failure of politicians in Nigeria it’s an all spherical failure. Education is only one side of the failure, however it’s so fundamental. If you have a look at chapter two of the structure of Nigeria, you’ll uncover that’s the soul of the structure. The failure of politicians is that they’ve deserted that chapter.
There are more engineers at the moment in Nigeria than there are engineers in UK, however who’re the individuals constructing our roads?” he queried.