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Kano govt set new policy for Almajiri system of education



Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the traditional almajiri system of education has been remodeled to comply with the state’s free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy.

According to the state governor, all the children be it the almajiris and non-almajiris must be enrolled in the mainstream educational system.

This was contained in a state by the governor on Wednesday, He said “Whoever insists (he or she wants) to run almajiris school must follow the guidelines we put in place for running an almajiri school.

“Parts of the guidelines include, that the school must have a curriculum which must integrate conventional fields of study, such as English, Mathematics and craft training among others.

“Teachers must provide pupils with decent accommodation, good feeding system, they must have qualified teachers, there must be a system of evaluation and control, like quality assurance and there must be system of examination among other guidelines,” Ganduje said.

The governor also said the new system does not scrap out the Islamic teachers but “rather to further incorporate them into the mainstream teaching programme of their pupils with new set of mentoring systems.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.