The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Tuesday, in Kano, challenged northern governors to build a giant remedial college to accommodate all northern candidates, who fail to secure admission into conventional universities, Punch reports.
In his address at the joint convocation of 2,000 teachers held at the Kano Government House, on Tuesday, Sanusi, regretted that the North had been lagging behind educationally.
He called for the conversion of mosques spread across the country as schools.
Sanusi said this model of education was obtainable in Morocco, adding that he advocated this type of educational model in order to revamp the backwardness of the North in education when compared with the Southern part of the country.
While going down memory lane, Sanusi commended the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who introduced free education in the South-West, which was responsible for the high quality of education in the region.
In his remarks on the occasion, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, described the graduation ceremony of the 2,000 teachers as historic.