From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Gombe State Government has restated its commitment to formalize the Almajiri system of education in the State.
A statement signed by the Technical Assistant to the Gombe State Project Coordinator on Better Education and Service Delivery, BESDA, Usman Dankyarana which was distributed to reporters in Bauchi on Monday said , the State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru stated this in Kaduna when he led Government delegation to the Headquarters of National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies NBAIS, a Federal Government Board to regulate the education of Almajiri in Nigeria.
He said the visit was the second visit after the first one to seek partnership with the board on how the qur’anic education will be better taught and managed.
Dr. Dahiru said Gombe State Ministry of Education is fully aware of the expertise of the board in quality assurance, conduct of examination and issuance of certificates to students of Arabic and Islamic and government is ready to collaborate with NBAIS to ensure that people who pass through the modern tsangaya schools and found worthy in character and learning are certificated.
“You also know that the teacher is the back bone of the provision of any form of education, the Gombe State Government will also seek the expertise of NBAIS in building the capacity of our teachers in this regard”
He said the State Ministry of Education is aware of the contributions of NBAIS to the success recorded in Arabic and Islamic studies in some states that have partnered with it, adding that Gombe State is desirous to reap from such benefits.
The Commissioner said the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is committed to a holistic transformation of the education sector right from the basic level.