Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Wednesday formerly announced the abolishment of traditional Almajiri education system in the state, insisting that all Almajirai repatriated to Kano from other states will be enrolled into the conventional education system.
According to the state Commissioner for Local Government, who doubles as the Chairman of the Almajiri Evacuation Committee, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, 723 indigenous Almajarai have also been reunited with their families.
Garo, who spoke during the Kano State Government state Task Force on COVID-19, said about 28 Almajirai who tested positive to coronavirus are already receiving treatment at the isolation centre.
Ganduje, during his speech at the COVID-19 press conference, declared that as a matter of policy, “every child in Kano State, including Almajarai, must go to school and be educated.”
The governor, who disclosed that the fight against COVID-19 in the state is yielding positive results, said his government has concluded plans to incorporate the repatriated Almajarai into the state free and compulsory primary and basic education policy.
He also commended and congratulated Muslims in the state for observing a peaceful Sallah celebration, with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.