Sokoto To Enrol 60 Deported Almajiris In Informal Education

Sokoto To Enrol 60 Deported Almajiris In Informal Education

By Muhammad Goronyo, Sokoto

All the sixty Almajiri children recently deported from Niger State to the state will be enrolled into BESDA Non Formal Learning Centers close to their respective communities.

Special Adviser to the governor Muhammad Bello made this known through statement to newsmen in Sokoto.

Sokoto BESDA Team Lead Umaru Muhammad Yabo gave the assurance yesterday when he led some BESDA Officials to isolation center at NYSC Orientation Camp Wamakko to take inventory of the deported Almajiri children.

Alhaji Ummaru Muhammad Yabo who is also the Director Planning, State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the decision to enrol the deported children into the BESDA NFL centres followed directive to that effect by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
When enrolled he said the children would be provided with all the required learning materials such as uniforms,exercise and text books, writing materials and school bags among others.
According to him all the sixty Out of School Children were indigines of kuchi district in Kebbe Local Government.
He explained that the Children were handed over to their parents through the district head of Kuchi after they were tested negative for Covid-19 disease.
Alhaji Ummaru Yabo added that each of the sixty children was given a copy of the glorious Qur’an and ten thousand naira as gift.
The State BESDA Team Lead was accompanied on the inventory taking of the deported Almajiris by the BESDA Lead Result Area One Kabiru Aliyu as well as Director Planning MOE Sokoto Abdullahi Marafa and BESDA Desk Officer Shehu Haruna.

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