Kebbi trains mallams, proprietors of Almajiri schools
The Kebbi State Government in collaboration with the Divine Arts, Science and Technology has organised training workshops for Islamic teachers and Proprietors of Almajiri Schools in the 21 local councils of the state.
This, it said, is in its efforts to curb the high rate of Alimajiris and begging in the state
Briefing newsmen in his office, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Rafa’atu Noma Hamanni, said that the workshop would foster a new relationship between the Almajiri Mallam and the state government on how to manage and reduce the child labour.
It would also end street begging in some parts of the North.
She stated further that the aimed of the exercise is for the mallams and proprietors of Almajiri schools to know that learning skills and trade has its basis in the Holy Qur’an and not a western ideology.
Hamanni, who stated that in addition to the training, they were also taught fundamentals of educational administration and security, urged the mallams to follow the Islamic injunctions in all their endeavours.
“Because of the menace of Almajiri begging and failure to attend school, Governor Atiku Bagudu approved the training workshop in clusters in the 21 local councils,” she added.
She said that the workshop which was in collaboration with the Divine Arts, Science and Technology Development Center using a Quranised curriculum.
The curriculum would incorporate the appropriate entrepreneurial skills and various supporting verses of the Holy Quran into each module of National Adult Basic Post Literacy Curricular.
She, therefore, charged individuals and parents to support the government in tackling the cases of Almajiri schools in the state.
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