The process of complete destruction of the educational system of Kaduna state by its governor, Nasiru Elrufai appears to have shifted to the tertiary level as he set his sight on scholarship given to Kaduna indigenes to encourage them to further their education.
The governor has announced that he will stop giving scholarship to all students in tertiary institutions. He made the disclosure at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
of Zaria Educational Development Association (ZEDA) at its 25thAnniversary celebration held at A.B.U Hotel Hall, Kongo Zaria at the weekend
The governor, whose children are all schooling out of the country, insisted that the annual disbursement of a paltry fifteen thousand Naira (N15,000) to students from the state in tertiary schools to support their education would be scrapped by him.
* El-rufai: To scrap scholarship
This is coming as the dust he raised with the sacking of twenty two thousand of school teachers for allegedly failing a test issued by him yet to fully settle.
Only last week, there was an uproar when it emerged that the so-called replacement of the sacked teachers with supposedly more qualified ones might have been an exercise in futility, when one of the “new El-rufai certified teachers” posted the new standard on Facebook. The new recruit, Usman Kabiru, shared a post expressing joy that he had been offered employment by El-rufai’s State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), with error-laden letter.
Kabiru had written, “I been offer a teacher in subeb as a primary teacher,” (sic).