Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in the state.
The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, made this known during the launch of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and the Distribution of Offer of Appointment to 7,500 volunteer teachers, held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, today Tuesday February 25th. He said the move is to ensure all children in the state benefit from the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy provided by the state.
The governor announced that any child found begging will be caught and the parent prosecuted.
“This policy of free and compulsory basic and secondary education goes along with the integration of our Almajiri system into the mainstream policy implementation; which suggests that English and Arithmetic must be included in the Almajiri School’s curriculum.
While they will continue acquiring their study of the Holy Qur’an, they would at the same time, learn English and Arithmetic, which will give them an opportunity to continue with their studies to secondary schools and beyond.
parents or guardians would also be taken to court for disrespecting our laws.” he said