We need more private institutions -Dabo
By Ahmad Tijjani Sani
The former Managing Director of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Arc. Aminu Dabo has extolled the contribution of private institutions of learning in imparting sound education and providing job opportunities to the teeming populace of the nation.
Arc. Dabo was speaking in Kano during a speech and prize giving ceremony of Nassara Academy held at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata in Kano metropolis.
He described the role played by the citizens of the nation in giving a boost to the education sector by establishing various schools as welcome development.
It would be recalled that Arc. Dabo is the founder of a college of health technology in Kano.
He said venturing into the education sector by the citizens would be a plus to the sector as they would initiate so many ideas on how to get rid of poverty in the society, stressing the need for wealthy individuals to build more private schools, saying that the importance of doing so could not be over-emphasised.
The APC chieftain explained that governments at various levels are doing their best on the promotion of the education sector, noting that currently the Federal Government has provided free primary education in the nation.
He also noted that some decades ago, parents were forced to bring their wards to Western schools, pointing out that now the story has changed as such force is no longer used in the enrollment of children in such schools, adding that due to realization of the importance of education now everybody willingly brings himself or herself to schools.
According to him, people in Northern region, especially Kano, are now realizing the need to for private institutions of learning, while the story has existed for long ago in the other part of the nation, referring to the South where a state can have the presence of like say 20 private universities, unlike in the North.
He then hailed the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his commitment in providing free and compulsory basic and post basic education in the state, saying that the initiative would help the children of the less privileged acquire education with much ease in the state.