Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday challenged the former Governor of the state, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, to display his engineering certificate.
Ganduje, in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Abba Anwar, questioned that: “Where did he attend engineering course and graduated?”
The governor also alleged that “this is somebody who failed his Common Entrance examination during his primary school days.
“It was because Kwankwaso failed his examinations then that he was later sent to Craft School. It was known to all that those days, it was those who failed, sometimes woefully in their primary education that were sent to such Craft schools.”
Ganduje made this allegation during the official inauguration of the ‘Committee for the Payment of Scholarship Allowances to Internal Students’, held at the Government House in Kano, adding that “only somebody with shallow knowledge would just do what Kwankwaso did to our education in the state.”
According to the governor, Kwankwaso’s failure in managing education during his tenure stemmed from of his (Kwankwaso) inability to comprehend that education policies need plans.
He further revealed that when he first came to power, together with his (Ganduje) former Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar in 2015, almost a year into their administration, “…Kwankwaso ignorantly blamed us for negligence in handling education sector in the state. “Just imagine a person who failed his primary school examination, and was only managed to attend Craft school would come out boldly and accuse a professor and a PhD holder that they didn’t know how to best handle education. Is this not deception and ignorance?”
According to Ganduje, “Kwankwaso’s administration left behind billions of naira as outstanding for the foreign students. The state is still paying with the sole intention that we will not allow display of ignorance from the part of the past administration to wreak havoc on our sons and daughters.”