Senate Says Stopping Politicians from Sending Children Abroad for Study, Impossible

By Ikenga Chronicles August 18, 2017

Senate Says Stopping Politicians from Sending Children Abroad for Study, Impossible

The Nigerian Senate has described as laughable, calls by Nigerians that children of public office holders in Nigeria should be restricted to the country’s public schools.

The Senate arrived at this position through its Chairman, Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, Senator Jibrin Barau, who insisted that Nigeria needed to have socio-cultural exchanges with other countries.

Barau said, “Any law that would force public officers to send their children to schools in the country is not good for Nigeria.

“There are students from Cameroon and Niger Republic who are studying in Nigeria.

“Making a law to bar people from taking their children outside to study is something that will not be good for our country.

“We know that it is always good to mingle with people from other parts of the world when it comes to the issue of education.

“You cannot be an island to yourself; interaction is very necessary. We also allow people from other parts of the world to learn from here.

“You are aware that students from Cameroon, Niger and other parts of the world come here. We have exchange students who come from European nations to this country. You must have that interaction.”

 

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