The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has constituted a powerful Technical Committee that would review and reposition the Almajiri system of education with a view to pull them out from the street.
The Technical Committee is billed to fashion out ways of integrating the Almajiri system into the mainstream curriculum-based education system that complies with international best practice as manifested in Muslim countries across the globe.
The Governor noted that the initiative will checkmatethe manace of street begging among Almajiris because more measures would be put in place to bring forth the dignity and resources of pupils for the overall development of the state.
“With the recent pronouncement of free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education, this new development would, among other things, integrate Our’anic schools with mainstream government-controlled schools were English, Mathematics, Hygiene education, among others would form part of the curriculum for the identified Almajiri schools,” the Governor stated.
Gov. Ganduje constituted the Committee at his office, Govt House, Kano, and in attendance as part of the members were notabel Qur’anic scholars like Gwani Yahuza, Gwani Saleh, Dan Zarga, immediate past Executive Chairman of Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyyah Schools Management Board among others.
Others come from the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Ministry of Education, traditional institutions, Qur’anic teachers of great reputation and some critical stakeholders in the education sector.
Dr. Muhammad Tahar Adam, who is the Chairman of the Technical Committee, assured Ganduje of their dedication and commitment to the confidence repose in them’
“We will do our best to deliver in accordance with Islam. Both in practice and application,” Adam assured.