Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, says most of Almajiri children roaming the streets of the state are foreigners.
Ganduje said this while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on free on compulsory education held at government house, Kano, on Thursday.
According to Ganduje, a compulsory free education initiative has been developed in the state and a policy that will bring an end to the Almajiri scourge.
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He said, “We all believe that education is one of the major routes to economic prosperity and a corridor to scientific and technological advancement. It is at the same time, as largely regarded and enunciated, a veritable tool to combat unemployment. ”
“Part of our stakeholders for this noble policy are experts who specialise in basic education, some in science and technical education, some in assessment and quality control in education, some in examination management and also some would come from Almajiri system of education,” he said.