Senate President Advocates Integration Of Almajiri Into Educational System


Senate President Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has lamented the vulnerabilities associated with the current operation of the Almajiri system of education.

The Senate President who was represented by Suleiman Abdu Kwari representing Kaduna North Senatorial District at a public lecture at the Arewa House, Kaduna weekend, said the system as operated today, exposes children to multiple risks of manipulation and indoctrination.

Senator Lawan observed that recently, a worse form of kidnapping was witnessed with reported cases of young children kidnapped from the northern part of the country and moved to states far away from their origin.

He expressed worry that most of these kidnapped children were allegedly sold out to people and given new identities.

He said that unlike the past when the almajiri system of education recorded some achievements in literacy and social services, the present day system has been faced with numerous challenges.

“Findings have revealed that most of the…

Source: Leadership Newspaper