"For a republican country to build special schools whatsoever negates the idea of republicanism, sentencing the nation’s students to terms of superior and inferior educational mints. It is a cheat to want to unite a country by keeping in one school hand-picked students by whatever method of selection.
Build not only 72 but a thousand unity schools, ten thousand unity schools, a million unity schools with better teachers, better equipment, better teaching facilities, leaving the others as colourless state schools, and you have destroyed the core of federalism in the nation.
Republicanism stands for egalitarianism. Anything that prevents a member of a republic from benefiting from what any other republican member benefits from is corruption.
The greatest hindrance to realizing a true republic is the injection of anomalies like unity schools, model schools, command schools, air force schools for girls into the nation’s educational system. They should all go."
TAI SOLARIN IN A NUTSHELL: IMMORTAL QUOTES OF TAI SOLARIN