MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday received a 76-page report from chairman of Reform Committee on Almajiri (Tsangaya) education, Khalifa Aliyu Ahmad Abulfatahi.
The report contained recommendations for establishment of Tsangaya (Almajiri) Education Board to coordinate, reform and regulate the system in the state.
It would be recalled that Zulum had on November, 2020 set up a Reform Committee with the mandate to come up with an action plan to end street begging and abused of children through the almajiri system in the state. The committee had membership drawn from all Islamic denominations.
After series of deliberations including public hearings and intellectual submissions by diverse stakeholders, the committee came up with its report.
Presenting the report, Sheikh Abulfatahi, said the regulatory board recommended, should be responsible for implementing far reaching recommendations of the committee which would include key government policies.
Receiving the report, Governor Zulum expressed appreciation to the committee for their thorough and outstanding work.
He assured that the report will be studied thoroughly and appropriate measures would be put in place in accordance with the recommendations.
He suggested the possibility of leveraging on the Federal Government’s Vocational Education Framework, by collaborating with the National Board For Technical Education in ways that will align with his administration’s ongoing efforts of streamlining formal and informal education to enable eligible graduates of the Sangaya system qualify for access to higher educational institutions.