Kaduna State commissioner for education Shehu Muhammad on Thursday inaugurated the management board of Kaduna Capital School with Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi and Daily Trust cartoonist Mustapha Bulama as members.
Muhammad explained at the event in Kaduna that members of the board were carefully selected because of their proven integrity, experience, competence, sense of responsibility and contributions in various works of life, particularly in education.
Gumi gained national attention for helping state governments in the north negotiate with bandits for the release of kidnapped victims.
Muhammad said that the 14-member board would be chaired by Abubakar Tanko, a former principal of the school.
He listed other members as Ja’afaru Abdu, Jibrin Muhammad, Ibrahim Muhammad, Samaniya Dada, and Director Public Schools, Ministry of Education, Habibu Alhassan.
Others, he said included Abdulhameed Usman, Rabi Saulawa, Muhammad Shuaibu, Jamila Garba, Muktar Baloni and Sale Ashafa.
“They will also provide the mechanism for more effective management at school level, provide the head-teacher and principal with various forms of support to enhance the administration of the school,” he said.
Muhammed recalled that the school was established in 1957 as a boarding primary school to strengthen basic education, while the secondary school section was introduced in 1981.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai had in September 2019 enrolled one of his sons Abubakar Al-Siddique in Kaduna Capital School.
At the time, El-Rufai said he had enrolled his son at the school in order to lead by example and also show his commitment to fixing the educational sector in the state.