“The future of the country cannot be excluded from the future of our education”– Senator Sheu Sanni

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[Senate]–Senator Sheu Sanni, representing Kaduna Central District has said that the future of the country cannot be excluded from the future of our education.

He made this statement at the floor of the House while speaking on the the poor State of Infrastructure in Queens College Lagos following a motion moved by Senator Garba Binta on the issue.

On the Queens College issue, Senator Kwankwaso Amana said, “We need to keep our eyes on the principals & other heads, Fed.Govt colleges charge parents huge amount of money.”

Senator Oluremi Tinubu while supporting the motion also added that the issue should be investigated.

Sen. Jibrin Barau added, “This school has been in existence for years, looking back at this school, it was managed properly in the past. The school was in existencebefore the discovery of petroleum, we should find what led to what from the principal. This is a national Calamity.”

“What has happened to the Queens college is happening to other schools and theirs maybe worse,” Senator Abdullahi Yusuf also lamented.

The Senate President, after deliberations on teh floor of the Senate, said, “decisions taken today to show concern on this matter are as follows. Ensure this does not happen again in any Unity School by investigating the matter and ensure it is treated properly and does not happen again.

“Ensure chairman of appropriation to provide funding for the repair of the sewage and safe water, we should also try to get the support of the private sector.”

It will be recalled that Queen’s College, Yaba, in Lagos, was shutdown after two students allegedly died of diarrhoea, between Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2017.

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