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Almajiri System: Committee Advocates Board for reform, regulation

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Almajiri System: Committee Advocates Board for reform, regulation

The committee set up by Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has recommended the establishment of a board to coordinate and regulate the reforms on Almajiri system education in the state.

The committee which was mandated to come up with an action plan to end street begging and abuse of children through the Almajiri system in Borno, on Tuesday submitted its 76-page report to the state governor.

According to chairman of the Committee, Sheikh Ahmad Abulfatahi, the report was prepared after series of deliberations, including public hearings and intellectual submissions by diverse stakeholders.

Presenting the report, Sheikh Abulfatahi, said the recommended regulatory board, is take the responsibility of implementing other recommendations that include key government policies as suggested by the committee.

While 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 committee’s recommendations.

The Governor also suggested the possibility of leveraging the Federal Government’s Vocational Education Framework, by collaborating with the National Board for Technical Education to align with his administration’s ongoing efforts of streamlining formal and informal education.

He stated that the plan is to enable eligible graduates of the Almajiri system to qualify for access to higher educational institutions.

Almajiri System: Committee Advocates Board for reform, regulation

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