FG enrols 2m almajiri children to school

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The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has disclosed that no fewer than two million almajiri children have been lifted from the streets and enrolled in school.

He said they were also enrolled in Arabic literacy programmes to acquire basic education and vocational training.

The minister disclosed the development at the maiden quarterly citizens and stakeholders’ engagement on Nigerian education sector ministerial deliverables in Abuja on Tuesday.

He noted that the reduction of out-of-school children in Nigeria was one of the major focuses of the current administration, assuring that before the end of the year, many more out-of-school children would be brought back to acquire learning and skills.

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The minister also revealed that in the last six months, 70,674 teachers and non-teaching staff from across all levels of academic and non-academic training institutes were trained; 2,122 students awarded Nigerian scholarship awards; and 2,889 students studying abroad benefitting from bursary awards amongst other scholarships.

 

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