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Sultan Kicks Against Street Begging By Northern Children

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III says the education of northern children cannot be achieved “by leaving them begging round streets of cities and towns”.

The Sultan made the assertion at the inauguration of the Zamfara State Almajiri Integrated Qur’anic Education Center,Gummi held in Gummi on Sunday.

“I am not a politician but I’m here because of the importance I attach to the programme to me and community at large”.

He said: “Qur’anic Schools are centers where religious education and values were inculcated to children, but the only source of concern was begging among almajiri students”.

construction of integrated schools is very critical to needs of society as it goes a long way in addressing the issues out of school children and would end begging in the name of learning.

In his remarks, Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara said the government would safeguard the future of younger ones by creating an enabling environment for a brighter future.

“The centre we are inaugurating is a World Nank intervention project through the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) and two more of it would be constructed in Gusau and Kaura Namoda.

He added that in addition to six class rooms of 45 students capacity and130 double bed space, 12 toilet facilities and kitchen, a vocational centre to train children on wood work, sowing, among others were established.

He assured the people of government’s commitment in providing adequate feeding and other wellbeing of the students.


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