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Fg’s intervention in Almajiri education’ll end insecurity in North – Yuguda

| November 5, 2013 More

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WITH the Federal Government’s intervention in the Almajiri system of education by integrating it with Western education, the issue of insecurity in the Northern part of Nigeria will soon be a thing of the past, even as the President Goodluck Jonathan administration has been thumbed up for giving the deprived Almajiris a new lease of life.

This was the submission of the Bauchi State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, at the weekend while speaking shortly before Vice-President Muhammed Namadi Sambo inaugurated a Tsangaya Model School at Buzaye village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Yuguda expressed optimism that with the integration of the Almajiri system of education with Western education, in the next five years Northern states would be highly educated, developed and secured, declaring that the Jonathan’s administration’s initiative was the first time any administration in Nigeria took a bold initiative to address the issue of the Almajiri who had long been neglected, deprived and suffered.

He informed that about 220 Tsangaya schools had been established in Bauchi State with a total of 35,531 Almajiris enrolled in the schools, assuring that with improved allocation to the state and Federal Government’s continuous commitment to the programme, the numbers of the Tsangaya schools would be increased in the state.

While inaugurating the Tsangaya school, built by the defunct Education Trust Fund, now Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund), Vice-President Sambo said that apart from the integrated Almajiri education, the Federal Government introduced two other special intervention programmes in the education sector across the country with a view to providing an inclusive education for all to meet the target of education for all.

According to him, the other intervention programmes were special vocational school to address the problem of children who were out of school in the country and junior girls model school to encourage girl-child education.

The Vice-President noted that any development plan which did not include education could not achieve its socio-economic development target and called on all stakeholders to continue to support and offer suggestions for the development of the integrated Almajiri system of education.

Category: Bauchi State News

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