Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has insinuated his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso is the cause of the slow progress in the educational sector of the state.
Ganduje accused Kwankwaso’s administration of neglecting outstanding fees of students in the state, due to his education policies. This, he noted, created debts running into billions for Kano State.
The Governor also accused Kwankwaso of lack of competence in planning and management of students sent abroad during his tenure.
He also enthused that Kwankwaso lacks the educational background to criticize others over what he is incapable of understanding.
In Ganduje’s words:
“Kwankwaso’s failure in managing education during his tenure, stemmed out from his alleged inability “to comprehend that education policies need plans.”
“Where did he attend engineering course and graduate from? This is somebody who failed his Common Entrance examination during his primary school days.”
“It was because Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso failed his exams then, that he was sent to Craft School. It was known to all that, in those days, those who failed, sometimes woefully, in their primary education, were sent to such Craft schools.”
“When we first came to power, together with Hafiz Abubakar as his deputy in 2015, Kwankwaso ignorantly blamed us for negligence in handling education sector in the state.
“We are doing this, simply because he is too proud. But which wise approach does he have when his education is shallow?”
“Just imagine, a person who failed his primary school examination and only managed to attend Craft school, will now 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?”
“When Kwankwaso was sending students abroad, he didn’t bother to do an excellent planning for it.” “Most states from Nigeria that sent their students then, withdrew them because of how the dollar skyrocketed. But in our own case, I said we would not withdraw a single student, but instead, we continued paying with tears. As at now, many of them have graduated.”