Ganduje Builds Three Modern Almajiri Integrated Schools For Over 1000 Almajiri

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Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has constructed three modern Almajiri Integrated boarding schools in the three Kano senatorial zones to crarter for the education of over 1000 Almajirai recently repatriated to Kano from neighbouring States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to journalists during a tour the three schools,  the state Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’ad Kiru, said the project was executed at the cost of N159 million.

Kiru, who conducted journalists round the three schools in the company of the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, added that already, Headmasters have been appointed to manu the schools located at Kanawa, 6e3Madobi Local Government Area, Bunkure in Bunkure Local Government Area and Kirawa in Bagwai Local Government Area.

He added that as soon as schools reopens, the state government is set to enrol over 1000 Almajiri into schools where they will acquire both western and Islamic education with comfort and in a conducive atmosphere. The major beneficiaries of the new schools are the repatriated Almajiri who are currently taking shelter in Karaye.

In his brief remarks, the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba who maintained that the Ganduje administration is determined in its policy of evacuating Almajiri out of Kano streets, as part of efforts to stop street begging, said there is no better way to give the young children good life and ensure a better tomorrow for them than to give them adequate basic education that can enable them compete with their peers, even as they continue with their Islamic learning.

He, however, commended the Commissioner for Education and his team for their commitment in championing the policy, which he described as very important to the Ganduje administration.

Speaking to journalists on the level of preparations made so far, the state Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sa’ad Kiru, said already, headmasters have been appointed to take charge of the administration of the the three schools.

 He said Ganduje approved the sum of N159 million for the rehabilitation of the Tsangaya schools and purchase of needed facilities.

He added that as soon as schools reopens, the state government is set to enrol over 1000 Almajiri into schools where they will acquire both western and Islamic education with comfort and in a conducive atmosphere. The major beneficiaries of the new schools are the repatriated Almajiri who are currently taking shelter in Karaye.

In his brief remarks, the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba who maintained that the Ganduje administration is determined in its policy of evacuating Almajiri out of Kano streets, as part of efforts to stop street begging, said there is no better way to give the young children good life and ensure a better tomorrow for them than to give them adequate basic education that can enable them compete with their peers, even as they continue with their Islamic learning.

 He, however, commended the Commissioner for Education and his team for their commitment in championing the policy, which he described as very important to the Ganduje administration.

Our Correspondent reports that renovation at these three schools have reached over 90 percent with the provision of world-class facilities that upgrades it as standard with other modern schools in this part of the world.

Apart from connecting the schools to the national grid, standby generating sets were provided for constant power supply. Mosques were also constructed. There is also guarantee for constant water supply with sinking for boreholes and mounting of water tanks.

The schools with spacious playing grounds are also fender ced the ensure the security of the students. The class rooms are well equipped with comfortable seats, ceiling fan, black boards and other learning and instructional materials. Modern toilets were also constructed, just as the computer rooms are already equipped with brand new desktop computers.

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