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What we will do to 218 Almajirais who were repatriated to Kaduna

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Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i has said that all the 218 Almajirais who were repatriated to Kaduna and now tested free of COVID-19, would be enrolled in free and compulsory primary education.

This Governor who stated this on his verified Facebook page on Monday said, the Almajiris were being restored full human rights as children, dignity and hope.

Responding to fear expressed by some persons that the children will be denied Islamic education, the governor insisted that plans have been put in place to ensure the children go to Islamic school in the evening and at the weekend.

According El-Rufa’i, every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of free and compulsory education in the state’s public schools.

“I am pleased to see our Almajiri children the batch of 218 from Kano, Nassarawa, Plateau & Gombe States looking well and free of Covid-19.

“With the support of @UNICEF_Nigeria, AMA Foundation, other NGOs & philanthropists, they are being restored full human rights as children, dignity & hope! Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Education in our public schools.” He said.

The governor also disclosed that the next step of action is for the Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Mrs. Hafsat Baba and her team to return the Almajirai to their parents in collaboration with Local Government Chairmen and Traditional Rulers.

“All the children are to be compulsorily enrolled in the primary school nearest to them so they have modern education and life skills in the morning, and continue their Quranic or Islamic education in the afternoon and over the weekend. That is how many of us got our education. That is what the Northern States’ Governors’ Forum decided. These children may be the future of Northern Nigeria.” He said.

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.

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