The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has banned begging in the state.
Governor Ganduje stated this during the launching of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and Distribution of Offer of Appointment to 7,500 volunteer teachers, held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the action was to fully consolidate on the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education of the state with a clear integration of the Almajiri system to the policy and by way of addressing the lingering problem of the social menace of begging.
He explained that the policy of free and compulsory basic and secondary education goes along with it integration of Almajiri system into the mainstream policy implementation, Which suggests that English and Arithmetic must be included in the Almajiri schools curriculum.
A total number of 8,000 newly recruited teacher volunteers under the BESDA program employed and were given letters of appointment.
The governor said they would be posted to Islamiyyah and Almajiri schools so that the Almajiri schools would be fully integrated under the new policy of education.
Ganduje also warned that henceforth not only the beggar caught would be taken to court but also his or her parents and guardians.