Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has expressed excitement about the decline in coronavirus positive cases in the state.
Ganduje, who stated this while giving an update on COVID-19 in Kano on Wednesday, also said his government have abolished the Almajiri system of education.
The governor said there was a great decline in the spread of the disease in the state because the people had adopted the safety measures to stop the pandemic.
“Even though the state witnessed this decline in the spread of the disease, there are still areas of improvement which call for government’s efforts in community engagement,” Ganduje said.
Governor Ganduje insisted that Almajiri system of Education has been totally abolished in the state, unless there are guidelines which if they followed, the government would allow it to continue.
According to him, the guidelines include having a curriculum that tallies with a formal school system, there must be a provision for Almajiri in terms of their full shelter, foods, clothing and all other necessary livelihoods.
Ganduje added that if Almajiri system will continue, there must be qualified teachers who will be certified by the government through test and examinations.
“If these guidelines are strictly followed and abide by, then we will allow the system to fully operate in Kano,” Ganduje assured.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Ganduje had lamented that majority of the Almajiri children roaming the streets of Kano are foreigners. According to him, foreigner make up 95% of Almajiris roaming the street of Kano state.