The shocking news of poor interest for Kebbi, Zamfara and Taraba states in education filtered in when Mr. Adamu Adamu, the Nigeria Minister of Education on Wednesday, broke the news about the small number of persons applying to be enrolled into colleges.
The ministry spokesperson, Mrs. Priscillia Ihuoma, in a statement issued to the press said only 28 candidates from Zamfara State registered for the 2018 National Common Entrance Examination.
Adamu said the case of Taraba and Kebbi presents a huge disturbing trend, he noted that while Taraba had 95 candidates, Kebbi had 50.
The minster said he has instructed for a deadline to see if the application will increase.
Worse still, politicians in Kebbi state mobilized 1,806,231 residents in the state to register for the 2019 General Elections, while Muhammadu Buhari the candidate of All Progressives Congress polled 581,552 votes from the state.