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Kebbi Govt. integrates 504 Qur’anic schools, enrolls 23, 000 children – Commissioner 



Mohammed Aleiro,  Kebbi State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, has announced plans by the state government to integrate 504 Qur’anic Schools into formal education system.

Aleiro made the disclosure at a stakeholders’ meeting on the implementation of the Best Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA), in Kebbi on Monday.

He disclosed that the state government has made adequate arrangements to facilitate enrollment of about 23, 400 out-of-school children and integration of 504 Almajiri Qur’anic schools into formal school system.

Aleiro said that: “I will like to seek for collaboration of all stakeholders to achieve better education for all in the state, together with our local government council chairmen, things will be better..

“We have discussed with the council chairmen that they should continue to monitor schools in their domains along with District Heads and they should reports to their respective emirs on the situation.”

Earlier, Ms Rafaatu Hamani, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, noted that stakeholders including local council chairmen, community and religious leaders were widely consulted on the BESDA action plan to facilitate successful implementation of the programme.

Hamani added that the Quranic schools listed for the integration exercise were submitted to the ministry by the religious leaders and other stakeholders.

“In all their views,  the money meant for the programme will be utilised according to the action plan,” she said.

Also speaking, Asmau Alkali, the Acting Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), reiterated government commitment to reinvigorate the education sector, adding that more schools would be constructed in the state.

Alkali added that: “The state government will rehabilitate more schools, and I want to assure you that the governor promised to listen to all your views and implement it for the benefits of the state.

“We are not calling you here to waste your time; but to share from your experience, we will follow your suggestions to make positive change in the education sector”.

On his part, Abdulmumin Kamba, the Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, attributed the decay in the education sector to the inability of stakeholders to do the right things for positive impact in the sector.

Kamba, who was represented by his deputy, Muhammad Buhari, decried the spate of unqualified teachers in schools adding that: “We should overhaul the system and the issue of corruption must be tackled too”.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the meeting was attended by  government officials, legislators, educationists, community and religious leaders in the state.

Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Rabiu Sani Ali

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