Bauchi SUBEB distributes instructional materials to girls’ learning centres, almajiri schools

Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State governor

The Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has flagged off the distribution of instructional materials to almajiri schools otherwise known as Tsangaya and girl-child learning centres in the state.

Executive chairman of the Board, Dr Abubakar Dahiru Bauchi, who flagged off the distribution at Gudum Hausawa village of Bauchi local government of the state, explained that the project was supported by World Bank and federal government under the Better Education Service Delivery (BESDA).

He said the project was aimed at supporting out of schools children including the almajiri and girls who hawk on the streets to access basic modern education like other citizens.

The SUBEB chairman noted that under the program, the almajiris and girls who hawk would be taught the basic subjects such as English, arithmetics etc in their mother tongue.

According to him, over 73, 000 children are being targeted in the state for enrollment into the program adding that government has recruited 3, 000 teachers to teach them the basics.

Abubakar clarified that the pupils under the scheme would be taught modern subjects on two days of the week only in the centres so that their qur’anic studies and businesses would not be disrupted.

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“It is a World Bank and federal government of Nigeria programme aimed at mopping in out-of-school children in 17 states of the federation,” he stated.

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