Daily Trust (Abuja)

31 December 2012

Nigeria: Almajiri Schools, Others Under Populated - Minister

Completed Almajiri schools and others built by international agencies like World Bank and UNICEF are being underutilized by states, Education Minister Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i has said.

Rufa'I, who met with state Commissioners for Education after unveiling the progress report of the four year plan for the education sector, called on states to get children roaming the streets into these schools. There is an estimated 10.5million children who are out of school in Nigeria and federal government has completed and 30 out of 102 Almajiri schools for states to take over.

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