Oyo, Kano Seven Others States To Benefits From FG N793m Almajiri Education Votes
Oyo state has been listed with other eight states in the country to benefited from N793 million votes by federal government to restart the Integrated Almajiri, Qur’anic and non-formal schools into formal education.
The Nigerian government has set aside N416 million for the project in 2019, N329.3 million in 2020, N36 million in 2021 and N11.7 million by 2022, this is subject to an aim to returned over 10 million out-of-school children who are mostly Almajiris off the streets to acquire education and skills, also noted that by 2021, all Almajiri children would be fully integrated into formal school system.
Out of six states in south west, only Oyo state with other eight in the north is mentioned by the federal government to kick starts the project, as the new project is aimed to be implemented by the Federal Ministry of Education through the Universal Basic Education Commission in collaboration with states Ministries of Education, State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) and the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Asides Oyo, the other states are Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Adamawa, Bauchi, Yobe and Jigawa.