KADUNA REPATRIATES ALMAJIRIS BACK TO THEIR STATES OF ORIGIN, THE LIST WILL SURPRISE YOU

Kaduna State Government has repatriated about 3,000 Almajiri since Monday in line with its directives to close down all formal and informal schools so as to prevent any spread of the coronavirus in the state. Daily Trust observed dozens of Almajiri boarding about seven buses belonging to Kaduna Line around Barnawa for onward repatriation to their respective states. One of the Islamic teachers at the Almajiri schools in Barnawa told Daily Trust that the boys were being evacuated by the Kaduna State government to their various states adding that the…

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MOST OF THE ALMAJIRIS ON THE STREETS OF KANO ARE NOT NIGERIANS

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said that 95 per cent of Almajiri roaming the streets of Kano are foreigners. Ganduje explained that the state government has introduced compulsory free education which is the policy that will bring an end to the trend. The governor said the state is organising a special summit which comes up in the next few weeks, where all issues involved in the noble policy would be deliberated upon. At the summit, Ganduje reveals that…

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BUHARI BLAMES STATES FOR ALMAJIRIS

It is not proper to blame the Federal Government for the menace of the Almajiri system of education as the responsibility is that of state governments, President Muhammadu Buhari says. The president spoke when he received members of the Progressives in Academics at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. Almajiri system of education is a form of Qur’anic learning associated with begging on economic and religious grounds peculiar to some northern states. The Presidency on June 21 dismissed reports that the Federal Government had concluded arrangements to ban the system…

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KADUNA TO INTEGRATE ALMAJIRI SCHOOLS INTO STATE FORMAL EDUCATION

Alhaji Shehu Muhammad-Makarfi, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Education has said that the state government will integrate Almajiri schools into the state’s formal education system. He made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria while inspecting 2018/2019 Common Entrance Examination in Zaria zone on Saturday. NAN reports that the commissioner visited Barewa College, Science Secondary School, Kufena and Alhudahuda College, Zaria. Muhammad-Makarfi said the government would discuss with Quranic teachers to assuage their fears and agree on a format for the full integration of the Almajiri schools. “We want…

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KANO SET TO INTEGRATE ALMAJIRI SCHOOLS INTO MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS

Kano sets up c’ttee to reform almajiri system of education Tony / 4 hours ago By Abdulmumin Murtala Kano— Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has constituted a technical committee to remodel the almajiri  system of education in the state aimed at arresting the menace of children roaming the streets and begging. …Cross section of Almajiri students   A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, yesterday said among others:”Concerned by the plight of children begging and roaming the streets under the guise of attending Qur’anic schools as almajiris, Governor…

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10MIL ALMAJIRIS ARE NOT RELIGIOUS STUDENTS BUT BEGGARS- NASARAWA GOVERNOR

Governor Sule of Nasarawa State has debunked claims of Alamajiris being mostly religious scholars, as he revealed that about 10m children operating the Almajiri system in the north are beggars. The Nasarawa State Governor who raised an alarm on Almajiri children spending more time on the streets rather than learning the Quran, added that the Islamic system of education is completely misunderstood just like the RUGA project which came with good potentials. “Government must establish that it is a crime to abuse a child, it is a crime to bring children to this…

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WHY ALMAJIRI SYSTEM CANNOT GO NOW- EXPERTS

Almajiri • Want Support Structures In Place • Proscribing Almajiri May Remain Elusive- CDD • CISLAC Urges Immediate Ban • It’s In Nigeria’s Interest To Abolish – Okoh • Proscription Will Address Poverty, Insecurity – Daniel As the Federal Government ponders the proscription of the almajiri system of education in its desperate bid to curb pervasive insecurity and poverty, especially in the North, experts and interest groups are cautioning against swift actions without a well-thought-out plan that would ensure sustainability. While the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is of…

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INSECURITY: FG TO PROSCRIBE ALMAJIRI SYSTEM

The federal government has unveiled a plan to ban the almajiri system as a way to prevent the accumulation of a large mass of human beings who end up becoming criminals. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday. With him at the briefing were governors of Ondo and Adamawa states, Rotimi Akeredolu and Ahmadu Fintiri respectively and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. He said…

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TAMBUWAL DECLARES WAR ON ALMAJIRI SYSTEM

Gov. Tambuwal The Sokoto State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has vowed to tackle the menace of almajiri syndrome causing concern to the North Western Nigeria and Sokoto in particular. This was made knowns in a statement signed by the Director of press to the Deputy Governor of the state, Aminu Abdullahi Abubakar and released to journalists on Friday. The statement further stated that Governor Tambuwal explained this after a meeting of prominent personalities of Sokoto origin who usually converged at Sultan’s Palace every Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to deliberate on…

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FG SET TO INTRODUCE OPEN SCHOOLS FOR ALMAJIRI, OTHERS

THE Federal Government has announced a plan to introduce Open Schooling Programme as a means of providing” accessible and flexible” quality basic education to children and youth in the country. Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, gave this hint at the meeting of the committee on open schooling programme in Nigeria held on Thursday in Abuja. He decried the high level of out-of-school children in Nigeria estimated at 10.2 million, saying the meeting was to explore various challenges and best way to kick-start the programme,…

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