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Educate Almajiris, Sokoto monarch urges govt


Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto

A SOKOTO traditional ruler and District Head of Dundaye in Wamakko Local Government Area, Muhammadu Dundaye, has advocated a comprehensive Almajiri system of education to change the negative narrative in northern Nigeria.

He observed with concern the social menace of street-begging by wards linked to Almajiri in the part of the country.

“This has stigmatised the genuine and real purpose of the ancient system of education in the north,” he said.

Dundaye, who is also the Sarkin Adar Dundaye, spoke at the weekend at the district’s  first Quranic recitation competition organised by the Sokoto State Recitation Committee.

He said federal and state governments, well-to-do individuals and politicians must re-position the Almajiri system of education to ensure the discipline of the present and future generation of youths.

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“Governments at all levels have roles to play in changing the narrative.”

He called on parents and guardians to support the Governor Aminu Tambuwal-led administration in driving the education sector to achieve the desired level of enrolment, especially of the girl child as well academic and intellectual excellence at all levels of education.

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