Home » Latest Politics » FG floats 400 schools for ‘Almajiris’

FG floats 400 schools for ‘Almajiris’

In a bold move to rid the country of the delinquent Almajiri menace, President
Goodluck Jonathan has approved the establishment of 400 Amajiri schools
across the country.

Almajiri is a derogatory term used for children of school age who prefer instead
to beg in the northern part of Nigeria.

Education Minister, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i who disclosed this at the 14th
combined convocation ceremony of the Federal College of Education, Yola on
Friday explained that the establishment of the schools was in line with the
Federal Government’s effort to integrate modern education with Islamic

“Federal Government intends to build 400 Almajiri schools specially designed
for that purpose. I am happy to announce that work has already started in
building those specialised schools across the country. According to the
minister, the government is doing everything possible to provide equal
educational opportunities to all school aged children in the country.

“One of the most important steps taken by the government towards that end is
the ushering in of an unprecedented ambiance of industrial harmony in the
education sector. She said federal government had also come up with a
programme to boost enrolment and retention of the girl-child in basic
education”, she stated.

Prof Rufai expressed optimism that with the establishment of the schools the
infectious Almajiri menace in the north will soon be a thing of the past.


Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=17937

Posted by on Feb 18 2012. Filed under Latest Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

2023: Wait for another time, Sen Orji Kalu tells Igbos


PDP crisis: Atiku weighs options as Wike, colleagues refuse to concede


Browse Elections 2023

Featuring Top 5/37 of Elections 2023

Knocks as running-mate Kashim Shetima likens Bola Tinubu to late Sani Abacha

Browse Africa & World Politics

Featuring Top 3/2245 of Africa & World Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1243 of National Politics

He has two planes, where is his company? – Peter Obi asks Tinubu and supporters

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1519 of NNP Columnists

UK Govt in talks with Nigeria to receive migrants rejected for asylum in the UK



Nigeria record’s largest number of Christian deaths in 2021, says rights group, InterSociety


February 2012
« Jan   Mar »

© 2022 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes