Tag: Almajiri Schools

Fredrick Nwabufo: Almajiris, not BBNaija-loving youth will stir revolution in Nigeria

If Nigeria’s young are timid, tractable and apathetic to economic and political issues affecting their country blame the anvil on which they are forged. The government, the formative schools, the universities and the predatory politics – all are the forgers of today’s youth. A system which lobotomises the young from[Read More…]

Lawmaker wants Buhari to halt the repatriation of Almajiri children

Members of the House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to intervene and immediately halt the repatriation of the Almajiri children to their states of origin. This formed part of the resolutions of the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.[Read More…]

Almajiri kids need care not Publicity, Governor Ganduje Slam Northern Governors “making noise” about COVID-19 positive cases

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has called on his counterparts in the north to avoid ‘making noise’ about COVID-19 positive Almajiri kids and rather give them necessary care. NewsWireNGR recalls that the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had said that 65 out of the 169 almajiris brought back to the[Read More…]

Opinion: Any place for the almajiri? Rejected by parents, scorned by society and abused by politicians

By Fredrick Nwabufo A society which eats, debases and abuses its young is a coven run by witches. The almajiri children are innocents socialised into a culture and system they did not create. They are just unlucky to be born in an unfortunate axis of the world. They did not[Read More…]

Taraba State rejects almajiri evacuated from Nasarawa State

Taraba State government has rejected almajiri evacuated from Nasarawa State to Taraba. NewsWireNGR had reported how No fewer than 788 almajiris from Nasarawa State were repatriated to their various home states. The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr Andullahi Sule, annouced the number of deportees while addressing the first batch of the[Read More…]

Kaduna government deports over 30,000 Almajiri children out of the state to their states of origin

The Kaduna State government says it has so far deported over 30,000 Almajiri children out of the state to their states of origin. The state Commissioner for Human Resources and Social Development, Hafsat Baba, told Channels Television that the action is to ensure that the vulnerable Almajiri children do not pose a[Read More…]

Our Spotlight Report Is On The Almajiri Integrated Model School System In Nigeria

How sustainable are the Almajiri schools model in Northern Nigeria? Declan Anosike went to Sokoto in search of an answer or a feasible alternative. The Almajiri Integrated Model School (AIMS) was commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 after the staggering number of school-age children roaming the streets. As a[Read More…]

2.7m Almajiris In The North-East Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has put the number of Almajiris in the North-east part of the country, at 2,711,767, representing 25 per cent of the total 9.5 million Almajiris population in Nigeria. Almajiris are the migrant street urchins who learn the Quran on the side with a mallam[Read More…]

Kwara Govt Converts Almajiri Schools

NAN Kwara State Government has converted all the Almajiri schools in the state to conventional schools to reduce the number of school drop-outs and transform the education sector. Alhaji Lanre Daibu, Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), stated this on Monday in Ilorin while fielding questions from newsmen[Read More…]