Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag "Almajiri"

    ‘It doesn’t represent Islamic doctrine of learning’ — ACF backs FG on Almajiri

‘It doesn’t represent Islamic doctrine of learning’ — ACF backs FG on Almajiri

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), apex northern sociopolitical organisation, has declared support for the moves by the federal government to overhaul the Almajiri system.On Thursday, Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, said the federal government is considering proscribing the Almajiri system of education in order to tackle insecurity and ensure that no child is deprived of basic education.Monguno said Almajiris were becoming a [...]

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    No immediate plans to ban Almajiri, says Garba Shehu

No immediate plans to ban Almajiri, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the plan by the federal government to ban the Almajiri system of education is not immediate. Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, had announced that the government was planning to proscribe the educational system in a bid to curb insecurity.The announcement had generated reactions from Nigerians.In a statement on Friday, Shehu said while the government of President Muhammadu [...]

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    We’ll ban Almajiri system of education, says FG

We’ll ban Almajiri system of education, says FG

The federal government is considering proscribing the Al-majiri system of education in order to tackle insecurity.Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, who disclosed this at the end of the national executive council meeting in Abuja, said the ban is to ensure that no child is deprived of basic education.Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria. Almajiri was [...]

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    I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

President Muhammadu Buhari says the elite might be failing Nigerians when it comes to education.Buhari made this comment when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal government agencies and institutions to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday.Making reference to Almajiris, the president said he is upset with [...]

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    Ribadu: Almajiri system is a violation of human rights

Ribadu: Almajiri system is a violation of human rights

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the people of northern Nigeria are the most backward in the world.Ribadu said this on Wednesday while speaking at the launch of "Sect and social disorder" and "Quaranic Schools in Northern Nigeria", books edited by Abdul Rafau Mustapha and Hannah Hoechner.The event organised by Premium Times Books took [...]

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    Yakasai: Jonathan’s Almajiri schools abandoned — that’s why we have more problems in the north

Yakasai: Jonathan’s Almajiri schools abandoned — that’s why we have more problems in the north

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says there are more problems in the north because the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not maintaining and funding the Almajiri schools built by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.In an interview with PUNCH, Yakasai lamented that the current administration is not taking measures to address these problems."There are some universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. [...]

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    MURIC to northern govs: Curb Almajiri if you want Boko Haram to become history

MURIC to northern govs: Curb Almajiri if you want Boko Haram to become history

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked northern governors to put checks on the Almajiri system if they want Boko Haram insurgency and "gangsterism" to become history in the region.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, director of the group, MURIC described the system as "escapist, retrogressive, counter-productive and inhuman".Akintola estimated the number of Almajiri chidren to be over 10 million, [...]

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    Sanusi: Until we implement Sharia in marriages, problem of almajiri will persist

Sanusi: Until we implement Sharia in marriages, problem of almajiri will persist

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says the problem of poverty and almajiri in the north is as a result of the neglect of the Sharia law.Sanusi was quoted to have said this while responding to an article written by Bala Mohammad on Daily Trust.The article was entitled ‘Memo to Sultan's commiittee on Almajiri (V).’Sanusi said it is high time Nigeria [...]

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    Buhari to establish 6 new varsities

Buhari to establish 6 new varsities

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is working toward establishing six new universities of science and technology, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, has said.The minister disclosed this at a forum in Abuja on Tuesday, saying they would be located in the six geo-political zones.Adamu said the future of the world depended on science and technology.“This government has already decided to [...]

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