Commissioner for Education, Gombe State, Dr Habu Dahiru, has said the state is working to standardise the education of Almajiri children through the National Board for Arabic and Islamic  Studies.
Dahiru disclosed this on Thursday in Gombe, adding that the partnership would boost the capacity of each participant to make them productive.
He said, “With this they (Almajiri) can now further their studies by obtaining higher degrees. It is not just enough to say we are introducing Qur’anic tsanya education.
“We are integrating it with the formal, providing syllabus and getting quality assurance supervision and conduct of examination by the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies. So, on completion they will issue them certificates stating  they have gone through this programme. The certificate will be acceptable for work or further studies.”
Meanwhile, no fewer than 100 girls ranging from nine to 16 years would be returned to school in Hashidu community, Gombe State.
The Executive Director, Dandalin Matasa Initiative for Rapid Development, Bashama Yusuf, said 50 school-aged girls and 50 dropout adolescents were targeted to return to class.
Yusuf stated this on Thursday during the inauguration of Critical Reflection and Education for Social Transformation, which was supported by Development Exchange Centre.
He said the project was borne out of a desire to reduce to the barest minimum the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2018 statistics, which stated that 58.1 per cent of primary school age children were out of school.
source:punchng