Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the employment of 60 Qur’anic teachers (Alarammas) across the 15 Almajiri Model Schools in the state.
State Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru, made this disclosure on Tuesday in a statement made available to journalists in the ancient city of Kano.
Kiru said the 60 teachers are being employed, with immediate effect, as facilitators and proprietors of the 15 Almajiri Integrated Schools in the state.
He asserted that the approval was granted by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje following a correspondence submitted by the State Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board, KSQISMB on Monday.
“The employment has further demonstrated the governor’s genuine commitment toward eradicating street begging and uncoordinated establishment of Qur’anic schools in the state without provision of basic facilities.
“Such facilities as toilets, dormitories and an integrated curriculum that would enable the Almajiri Children to memorise the Holy Qur’an and get basic education requirements in decent and secured environment,” he said.
The Commissioner stated that the 60 qur’anic teachers would be posted to the three newly established Almajiri Boarding Schools at Bunkure, Madobi and Bagwai local government areas of the state.
According to him, the new schools are in addition to the existing 12 across the state.