Integrated Almajiri Education: Gawuna heads committee

From MaduabuchiNmeribeh, Kano

Kano state government has constituted a 10-man committee, headed by the State Deputy Governor, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, to harmonize and streamline multi-agency efforts aimed at integrating Quranic and Tsangaya Education into the Universal Basic Education Programme.

The state Governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje announced this Monday, during a Basic Education Service Delivery for All, (BESDA), stakeholders meeting at the Government House in Kano.

Ganduje disclosed that, “the committee is mandated to register Quranic and Tsangaya schools, ensure curriculum integration, develop feeding arrangement and sort out the issue of uniform for the Almajirai.”

Dr.Ganduje added that “the Committee would focus on integration of Teachers (Alarammomi), identity cards for the Almajirai, accommodation and elements of comfort and convenience like lavatories.”

He said, “the Committee would look at other issues incidental to their assignment and submit a report within the next four weeks.”

According to him, “the determination to strengthen delivery and outcomes in the basic education sector of the state informed our decision to integrate the Almajiri system into our Free, Compulsory, Primary and Basic Education Policy.”

He highlighted that, “the reform in the Almajiri Education System was aimed at ensuring that the society benefitted from the potentials inherent in the Almajirai.”

The State Commissioner for Education, the Commissioner for Higher Education, the State Executive Chairman, (SUBEB), the Special Adviser on Free and Compulsory Education and the Chairman, Community Promotion Council, are members of the Committee.

Others are the Chairman, Quranic and Islamiyya Schools Board, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education while the BESDA Focal Person is to serve as Secretary.

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