Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has constituted a powerful Technical Committee to fashion out ways of integrating the Almajiri system into the mainstream curriculum-based education system.
The Technical Committee’s mandate is to review and reposition the Almajiri system of education with a view to pull them out from the street.
Ganduje said the new initiative will check the menace of street begging among Almajiris as measures would be put in place to bring forth the dignity and resourcefulness of pupils for the overall development of the state.
The governor said,“with the recent pronouncement of free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education, 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.”
The committee members include Gwani Yahuza Gwani Saleh Dan Zarga, immediate past Executive Chairman of Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyyah Schools Management Board, Dr Muhammad Tahar Adam among others.