It’s None Of Anybody Business For Sending My Kids To Private School – Gov. Fubara
Governor Siminialayi Fubara of Rivers State has said he does not owe anybody an apology for enrolling his children in a private school.
On Wednesday, Fubara graced the graduation ceremony of the 2023 Grade Six Class of Private Green Oak International School, Port Harcourt, to celebrate his son, Joseph, among the graduands.
Speaking about expected criticism for shunning government-owned schools for the education of his kids as the number public office holder in the state, the governor said, “For the past two weeks, every morning, Joseph wakes up, comes to my bed and asks: are you attending my graduation?
“I was looking for an excuse but because of the way he was insisting, I don’t want to lose him. Let me as a government representing the good people of Rivers State commend this school.
“I know when I leave here, there might be a few interpretations of attending this graduation but the truth remains that I wanted a better standard than what we had at that time.
“This school was recommended and I can say that when I changed my children to Green Oak, I noticed a lot of improvement.”
He argued that the lasting legacy anyone could have is their children, hence, finding the best school for them is key.
He said, “As the only legacy you have is quality children, even if you have the whole houses in the world, have all the money, it amounts to nothing when you don’t have a worthy successor.
“What I owe them is the best and if the best is sending them to school that I believe in their skills, I do not owe anybody an apology for that. So, I thank you for what you’re doing. Don’t lower the bar.”