Almajarai to receive free compulsory primary education – El-Rufai

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Kaduna State Government has resolved to compulsorily enroll in primary school the 218 Almajirai recently repatriated to the state.

The state Governor, Nsair El-Rufia said this on Monday on his Facebook. He said the full human rights and dignity of the former street boys and girls, who now tested negative to coronavirus, would be restored.

“Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Education in our public schools,

“Pleased to see our Almajiri children the batch of 218 from Kano, Nassarawa, Plateau & Gombe States looking well & free of Covid 19.”

“With the support of @UNICEF_Nigeria, AMA Foundation, other NGOs & philanthropists, they are being restored full human rights as children, dignity & hope! Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Education in our public schools.”

The governor said, in line with Northern States’ Governors’ Forum,  he will be mandating the Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Mrs Hafsat Baba and her team to ensure that the children are returned to their parents to continue their Islamic education as well as beginning the Modern education under government supervision.

“All the children are to be compulsorily enrolled in the primary school nearest to them so they have modern education and life skills in the morning, and continue their Quranic or Islamic education in the afternoon and over the weekend. That is how many of us got our education,” El-Rufai stated.

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