- GOVERNOR SANI BELLO FLAGS OFF A PILOT SCHEME.
- COMPREHENSIVE MODEL INTEGRATED QUR’ANIC EDUCATION IN THE STATE.
GOVERNOR SANI BELLO FLAGS OFF A PILOT SCHEME OF COMPREHENSIVE MODEL INTEGRATED QUR’ANIC EDUCATION IN THE STATE.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello says success in implementing the integration of Qur’anic and western education will bring an end to street begging in Northern Nigeria.
Governor Sani Bello said the state government is committed to the success of the programme.
while western education inculcates a broad spectrum of knowledge and religion teaches morals.
The combination is bound to produce well rounded pupils and stop street begging.
The center has 11 classrooms for lessons, two equipped Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centres, one library, one laboratory and one entrepreneurship workshop.
While equipment were provided by Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
More centres, it was disclosed, are to be established in each of the Emirates in the state,
while registration and enrollment will commence after the safe re-openning of schools.
Meanwhile, they applauded the giant strides of the present administration in the education sector, especially in the introduction of teachers’ Professional Development Institute, adding that the centre used by the institute was renovated at the cost of N9million.
Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu and the Chairman Niger state Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB) both said the objective of the programme is to ensure that all children are given access to education, irrespective of their status.
The Islamic cleric urged the Governor to also extend same programme to Christians should they come up with similar programme as religious knowledge is fundamental to the society.
Sheikh Ibrahim Bauchi said under the IQE programme, at the end of primary session, pupils in the school would have been able to memorize the entire Qur’an. Making it unnecessary to take children to other states for Islamic education.
The consultant of the programme, Sheikh Ibrahim Dahiru Bauchi, applauded the initiative of the Governor adding that it is first of its kind in the northern region.
The Governor said when the schools are fully operational in all the eight Emirates in the state, qualified islamic clerics in various wards across the state would be engaged to teach Islamic Studies in primary schools in their wards.
Adding that any parent caught sending their children to other states for almajiranci will be arrested and prosecuted.