The Kano state government in collaboration with some development partners in the education sector have registered over thirteen thousand ( 13,370) Quranic schools with a view to integrating them into the modern system of education.
The Acting Executive Chairman of the Kano State Qur’antic and Islamiyya Schools Board, Malam Bala Baba Shu’aibu made the disclosure when he received the new Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of education in his office.
He said the Board which was established about five years ago was tasked with the responsibilities of identifying the existing Tsangaya and Islamiyya Schools across the state and supports them to fit into the modern system.
The Acting chairman said that the Board was also responsible for the coordination of Quranic recitation competition at all levels, oversee the conduct of the integrated qur’anic and Islamiyya school as well curving the menace of insecurity, alleged to the neglected pupils of the Tsangaya among others.
Malam Baba shuaibu however, solicited and the intervention of the ministry, said the Board has been facing problems of accommodation, inadequate operational vehicles, and lack of manpower, as virtually all the staff were either on borrowing or casual basis.
In a remark, the Director Planning, Research and Statistics of the Board, Malam Dayyabu Muhammad revealed that the registration of the Tsangaya Qur’anic schools was achieved with the assistance of UNICEF, Department for International Development (DFID), and other intervention programs.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso commended the management and staff for their determinations to the development of Quranic and Islamiyya Schools in the state.
She said that she was at the Board to familiarize with the management and staff of the board as well as identifying their problems for further necessary actions, promising to channel their complaints to the appropriate authorities.