The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has set up a technical committee to review the Almajiri system of education in the state.
According to a statement by the spokesperson, Abba Anwar, and made available to newsmen on Monday, the committee is expected to recommend ways of stopping students from roaming and begging on the streets.
It added that measures to be taken should focus on promoting the dignity and resourcefulness of pupils for the overall development of the state, stressing that the pronouncement of free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education, would integrate Qur’anic schools with mainstream government-controlled schools.
“English, Mathematics, Hygiene education, among others would form part of the curriculum for the identified Almajiri schools,” the statement read.
Members of the committee include notable Islamic scholars such as Gwani Yahuza Dan Zarga, immediate past Executive Chairman of Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyyah Schools Management Board.
Others include representatives of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Ministry of Education, traditional institutions, Qur’anic teachers of great repute both nationally and internationally, and other critical stakeholders.
The committee’s Chairman, Dr Muhammad Tahar-Adam assured the governor of their readiness and dedication to deliver on the mandate.
“We will do our best to deliver in accordance with Islam both in practice and application.”