Gombe to transform Almajiri system with modern Quranic education
• FG moves to reposition SS level • School donates toilets, boreholes to curb open defecation
Gombe State government has urged proprietors of Tsangaya schools to embrace the government’s policies and programmes that will develop the skills and capacity of the Almajirai.
Governor Muhammadu Yahaya, yesterday, said it would enable the boys to contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.
Yahaya, at a stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Better Education Service Delivery For All (BESDA) for Islamic scholars and community leaders in the state, said: “Objective of the meeting is to equip and improve the capacity of Islamic teachers to meet the teaching needs of the 21st century.
“We are here today to discuss better ways of improving the Tsangaya education system in our dear state. Many Muslim countries like Morocco, Sudan and Indonesia have done very well in upgrading the Tsangaya system and making it fit into the requirements of our time.”
According to him, the number of out-of-school children in Gombe is alarming.
THE National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) seeks to partner with critical stakeholders, state governments and traditional institutions to reposition senior secondary education in Nigeria.
NSSEC, while addressing stakeholders from the North East in Bauchi State, yesterday, said it was only the senior secondary school that was left without a regulatory commission.
The Executive Secretary, Dr. Benjamin Abakpa, said the commission had not been operational since its enactment, “despite that secondary education is pivotal to academic excellence and low-level manpower, which forms the bedrock of national development.”
MEANWHILE, the Programme Manager of Initiative for Education and Development (IDEE), Mrs. Ajumbi Achegbulu, has inaugurated eco-toilets and boreholes for Tudun Wada Community in Lugbe, Abuja.
According to her, Wisdom International School of Excellence (WISE) supported the facilities for the education and development of communities.
While handing over the projects to the National Task Group on Sanitation and the Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWSA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Lugbe, she disclosed that the toilets and water supply projects were part of the school’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
“This is a key component of achieving the goal of an open defecation-free (ODF) country,” she declared, adding that such projects were being implemented in Borno, Ogun and Yobe states.