North far be­hind in ed­u­ca­tion – TY Dan­juma

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Theophilus Yakubu Dan­juma (rtd) said yes­ter­day that the north­ern part of the coun­try is far be­hind in ed­u­ca­tion and urged the pri­vate sec­tor and in­di­vid­u­als to set up sec­ondary schools and uni­ver­si­ties in the re­gion. He was speak­ing as the spe­cial guest.

Dan­juma, who spoke in Abuja, said tak­ing care of ed­u­ca­tion per­pet­u­ally takes care of ev­ery other sec­tor.

“We can­not leave ed­u­ca­tion in the hands of the govern­ment alone, other pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als like Datti (Pro Chan­cel­lor of Baze) should strive to set up univer­sity and sec­ondary schools to run side by side govern­ment schools”, he said. He com­mended the founder of Baze, and urged him not to re­lent in his en­deav­ours.

The Vice Chan­cel­lor of the in­sti­tu­tion, Prof Tahir Mam­man, said the in­sti­tu­tion is proud to be grad­u­at­ing 230 stu­dents from three fac­ul­ties of Law, Com­put­ing and Ap­plied Sci­ence and Man­age­ment and So­cial Sciences.

He urged the grad­u­at­ing stu­dents to ap­proach the new world with brevity and wis­dom.

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