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Kano to reform almajiri education system



The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Monday constituted a committee to redefine almajiri system of education in the state in order to curb menace of children roaming the streets and begging.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, maintained stated, that: ”Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has constituted a powerful technical committee that would look into the almajiri system of education, with the view to integrating it into the mainstream curriculum-based education system that complies with international best practice as manifested in Muslim countries across the globe.

“The new initiative will checkmate the menace of street begging among almajiris because more measures would be put in place to bring forth the dignity and resourcefulness of pupils for the overall development of the state.

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“With the recent pronouncement of free and compulsory primary and secondary education by the governor, this new development would, among other things, integrate Qur’anic schools with mainstream government-controlled schools where English, Mathematics, Hygiene education, among others would form part of the curriculum for the identified almajiri schools”.

Dr Muhammad Tahar Adam who was appointed chairman of the committee, assured that “We will do our best to deliver in accordance with Islam. Both in practice and application.”

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