8:33 - September 12, 2017
News ID: 3463884
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Sokoto state government in Nigeria said it is incorporating 4,000 Quranic schools into formal education system to “boost enrolment”.

Nigeria State Integrates 4,000 Quranic Schools into Formal Education System

The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Jabbi Kilgori, Kilgori said on Sunday, when he inspected one of the Quranic schools in Takatuku, Bodinga Local Government Area, that a committee of traditional rulers headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar had been set up for the project.

He said that the committee would coordinate the program and ensure enrolment into the schools which would now teach the Quran as well as western education.

The commissioner said that the program, supported by UNICEF, was designed to tackle low enrolment of pupils across the state due to social, cultural and economic challenges.

In a related development, the Sultan Muhammad Sa'ad Abubaker-led 27-man Consultative Committee on Education Revitalisation in Sokoto State has said it would ensure education for all in the state.

The government had in June this year inaugurated the high-powered committee as part of measures under the state of emergency on education.

Speaking weekend during the International Literacy Day celebration in Sokoto, the Sultan stressed the need for all to ensure education of their children.

Also, in a remark on the occasion, Governor Aminu Tambuwal reiterated commitment of the state government to education, saying the government was giving top priority to the sector.

Source: All Africa

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