Buhari blames Govs over Al-majiri   


President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the menace of the Al-majiri to failure of ostensibly northern state governors to do the needful educational wise.

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Buhari made this assertion on Tuesday while receiving members of the Progressive in Academics (Pro-Acad) at the Presidential Villa.

He traced the Al-majiri issue to illiteracy saying state governors are not doing enough in the area of education and went on to reel out his government achievements in this regard.

His word, “People have gravely criticizing the Federal Government for the Almajiri but that is the responsibility of state governments which means state governments are not doing their jobs. People don’t seem to care about what the constitution have done.

“In the last four years, we injected over N1 trillion into education through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and our needs assessment interventions.

“We also released N25 billion to public universities to pay earned academic allowances to lecturers. Of course, you are all aware of the rot we uncovered at JAMB and many other institutions.

“Our home grown school feeding programme covering more than ten million children couple with our social investment initiative has encouraged many parents to send their children to school and also pay for more teachers in classrooms.”

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