Former UBE boss accuses northern governors of frustrating almajiri system of education

Former executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education, Professor Ahmed Modibbo, said northern governors frustrated the integration of the almajiri school with western education.

The former UBEC chief stated this at a lecture with the theme, ‘Before the ban on the almajiri system of education in Nigeria, which was organised by the Centre for Historical Documentation and Research of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday.

It could be recalled that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan in an attempt to keep almajiris  off the streets, spent billions of naira to build model school aimed at integrating the almajiri school with the western education. But this met a brick wall. This, the former UBEC boss said was because the government of the region abandoned the project.

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