He said: “I started life in rural Daudawa as the son of a pensioner. Without public education, I would not have gone to school. I believe that the children of the poor are entitled to the same opportunities that I was given.
“Therefore, we have a governance mission to provide ordinary people and their offspring a sustainable ladder for social mobility. Our purpose in government is to promote equality of opportunity, to give every child the best prospects through decent education.
“It is to secure for our young people employment opportunities in a vibrant economy, regulated by a competent public service. It is about giving everyone a fair chance in the race of life! It is about being there for the people and seeking to empower them, not creating and exploiting dependency.”
Governor El-Rufai’s words are to back up his government’s decision of sacking over 21, 000 teachers that were found unqualified after the competency test that was carried out in year 2017.