Katsina gov’t takes over state’s Almajiri schools
The State Executive Council chaired by the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari has approved for the amendment of the law which established the State Islamic Education Bureau.
This would enable the Bureau to monitor and control, as well as, have mandate on Qur’anic Schools across the State.
The Special Adviser on Employment Promotion Alhaji Hussaini Adamu Karadua who is leading a especial committee to collate date and number of pupils of Qur’anic Schools in the State made this known during the briefing.
According to him, the council also approved the repatriation of a total number of 7,893 Almajiris, out of which 2,052 are Nigerens to their home States and country.
It would be recalled that the State government set up a committee on the identification and collation of data of Almajiri schools and was charged with the responsibility to identify Almajiri schools in the State, their locations, name of the pupils, names of the tutors and to repatriate non indegene.
It was also learnt that recently a number of Almajiris of Katsina State indigines across the country were repatriated back to Katsina.
According to him, the resolutions was the outcome of the 23-man committee set up by government to look into and come up with the workable structure that proceed the system.