Governor Masari’s Son Graduates From Public School in Katsina
…As Daughter Transferred on Health Grounds
Of the two children of Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari who were enrolled at Family Support Program Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools, a public school in Katsina, the eldest, Bashir (Baffa) Aminu Masari has completed his education after spending two years, it was gathered.
Bashir joined the school in SS2 and completed his studies after taking his senior school certificate examination (SSCE).
His sister, Fatima was however transferred on health grounds after her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in JSS3 to another school in Abuja. Daily Trust on Sunday findings shows that she was in the school for three years before her transfer.
Confirming this, the executive director and principal of the school, Mrs. R. Mukhtar, said “They were here; Baffa did his finals after two years here, while Ummi was transferred on health grounds after her BECE examinations”
Sources close to the family confirmed to Daily Trust on Sunday that Ummi was moved to Abuja, to enable her to be with her mother Zakiyyah Aminu Masari, one of the three wives of the governor. “Her mother is based in Abuja and is in the best position to take care of her due to her health condition,” the source said.
It would be recalled that the state governor had in one of his campaign promises pledges to enroll his children in public schools and patronise government hospitals. To fulfill the promises he made to electorate, Masari enrolled two of his children at the Family Support School in 2016.
Even though public, the school boasts of the best facilities and teachers as it is run in a semi-private partnership with little amount paid as fees. An insider told our correspondent, that no sooner had wards of government officials and appointees enrolled than more teachers were employed and computer courses were introduced, in addition to incentives and ‘special care’.
The governor had also given a directive to his appointees and government officials to also toe the line by making use of public schools and hospitals in the state.
Our correspondent who visited the school reports that a high presence of security personnel was still visible even though the governor’s children were no longer studying there.
At present, the school is one of the most sought for by parents and students in the state. More structures were also built.
Keeping to his words that he would patronise public utilities in the state, Governor Masari, in 2017, used the facilities of the government general hospital when one of his son Baffa was admitted to the intensive care unit(ICU) of the hospital. He was treated for an undisclosed ailment and discharged after treatment.
The governor was commended for keeping to his words and also taking his child to a public hospital instead of a private hospital or abroad, which he could have easily done with state resources at his disposal.