National Board for Arabic and Islamic studies, (NBAIS) has expressed its readiness to collaborate with any state government in modernizing Tsangaya Qur’anic School to address challenges of Al-Majiris in the country.

The Acting Registrar of the Board, Professor Shafiu Abdullahi made this known when Gombe state Commissioner for Education and other Stakeholders of Tsangaya Schools visited his office in Kaduna.

Professor Shafiu Abdullahi said the board has come up with modalities with a view to transforming the Tsangaya System of Education in the country.

He said the measures include training proprietors and Alarammas of Tsangaya school in a bid to take a new turn in Almajiri system of education for sustainable development.

Prof. Shafiu Abdullahi of the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies. Photo: Aminu Dalhatu (Radio Nigeria).

According to the acting Registrar, the board was highly committed to bringing an end the problems of Almajiri by providing them with appropriate syllabus and Method of teaching in the tsangaya Qur’anic schools.

He pointed out that, National Board for Arabic and Islamic studies is advocating for Tsangaya Qur’anic Education but not Almajiri Education.

The State Commissioner for Education, Dr Habu Dahiru said the purpose of the visit was to partner with the National Board for Arabic and Islamic studies to improve Tsangaya Qur’anic Education to address problems of Almajiri and out of school children in the State.

Dr Dahiru also stressed the need for capacity building of the Arabic school teachers on modern ways of teaching.


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