Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has challenged his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to display his Engineering certificate, saying that the former governor only attended Craft School after failing his Common Entrance Examination.
Mr Ganduje was quoted in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, as saying so during the official inauguration of the Committee for the Payment of Scholarship Allowances to Internal Students, held in Kano on Wednesday.
The statement further quoted Mr Ganduje as saying: “Where did he attend engineering course and graduated. This is somebody who failed his Common Entrance examination during his primary school age.
“It was because Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso failed his exams 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.”
According to the governor, Mr Kwankwaso’s failure in managing education during his tenure, stemmed out from his (Kwankwaso) inability to comprehend that education policies need plans.
“Just imagine, a person who failed his primary school examination, and was 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?” he asked rhetorically.