Kano - The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu
Sanusi II has urged the Federal Government to pay priority attention to the
quality of education acquired by the Nigerian youths.
He made the call at the formal presentation of a letter of
appointment to him as the new Chancellor of the University of Benin on Monday
It is reported that the Minister of
Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekaurau presented the letter to the Emir at his
Sanusi stressed the need for the government to ensure that
quality education is given to the youth to enable them to contribute their
quota towards the development of the country.
"Education should be given the priority attention, it
deserves to empower the youth to enable them to be self-reliant and contribute
towards the development of the country.
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"We should not mind the number of universities but the
quality of education the universities give to our youth to make them self
Sanusi, who commended the Federal Government for finding him
worthy of the appointment, promised to contribute his quota towards the
development of the university.
Earlier, the Minister of Education said the appointment of
Emir Sanusi followed the recent directive by President Goodluck to the ministry
to review the appointment of chancellors of universities.
"On the recommendation of my humble self, President
Goodluck Jonathan approved your appointment as the new Chancellor of the
University of Benin.
"This appointment is an honour done to Kano, myself and the
Emir who is the father of all of us.''