Ganduje directs arrest of ‘roaming’ almajiris… presents letter of employment to 8000 teachers
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Governor Ganduje of Kano State has directed the arrest of ‘roaming’ almajiris, saying that their parents or guardians will be taken to court.
The governor gave the directive on Tuesday during the official launch of BESDA Programmes/Distribution of Offer of Appointment to 8,000 BESDA Teachers and Distribution of Instructional Materials to Integrated Qur’anic and Tsangaya Schools, at Sani Abacha Stadium.
8000 volunteer teachers were presented with letter of employment under the Basic Education Service Delivery (BESDA) for All programme.
Also instructional materials worth millions of naira were distributed to various Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools under the integration programme.
The employed teachers will be deployed to various primary schools across the 44 local government areas of the state and Tsangaya schools as part of the administration’s continued efforts to ensure its programme of education for all.
Speaking, Governor Ganduje said that the employment of the 8,000 was in line with his administration’s continued commitment to ensure every child in the state attends school.
The governor added that to ensure the success of the programme 5% of state’s budget, 5% of its internally generated revenue IGR, 1% of local government revenue will go to educational trust fund of the state.
According to the governor, his administration is committing all the needed resources to ensure full integration of Qur’anic and Tsangaya Schools, adding there is no reason why almajiris will be roaming on the streets.
Governor Ganduje said: “I have directed the immediate arrest of almajiris roaming on our streets. Since we declared free and compulsory education in Kano State, the number of enrollment has risen to 3.8 million.
“Part of the measures taken to ensure the success of the programme is that 25% of state’s budget, 5% of its internally generated revenue (IGR), and 1% of local government revenue will go to the state’s education trust fund.
“The employed teachers will be deployed to various primary schools across the 44 local government areas of the state and Tsangaya schools as part of the administration to ensure its of education for all.”
The governor added that those who are not willing to cooperate with the administration’s policy of full integration of the system must leave the state.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), Kano, Danlami Hayyo, said hundreds of classrooms were constructed and renovated; and over 87 toilets were constructed under the programme.
He added that the programme is very important and it was born out of the Ganduje administration’s declaration of free and compulsory education in the state.