The Kano State Government under the leadership of Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has finally proscribed Almajiri system for life in the state.
The Governor made this known yesterday when he was briefing the media on the state of the COVID-19 in the state, he insisted that the system of Almajiri system has been totally abolished in the state.
The Government explained that if an Almajiri system would be allowed in Kano, there are guidelines which if followed they will allow for it to continue.
Though the Governor said if the system want to continue in the state, there must be a guidelines which will include having a curriculum that tallies with a formal school system, there must be a provision for Almajiri in terms of their full shelter, foods, clothing and all other necessary livelihoods.
Ganduje added that if Almajiri system will continue, there must be qualified teachers who will be certified by the government through test and examinations.
“If these guidelines are strictly followed and abide by, then we will allow the system to fully operate in Kano,” Ganduje assured.
Almajiri children are boys between the age of 7-15 that are sent by their parent to a Quaranic teacher in another state without any welfarism or formal education, of recent, critics have been pointing out that this is what is responsible for the high poverty and illiteracy rate in the Northern part of the country.
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