Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: FG to Handover Almajiri Schools in May

Federal government has given May, 2013 as deadline for the handover of 102 Almajiri schools and 13 Girls' Model Schools to states as part of intervention in the basic education sub-sector.

Contracts for Almajiri schools were awarded by federal government through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in 2011 while construction for the model school for girls began in 2012.

Minister of state for education Barrister Nyesom Wike who ended the first phase of inspection tour to these schools including libraries in Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) for the South-South on Thursday said 66 of the Almajiri schools were ready for handover to states and by May, at least 80 per cent of all the schools would have been completed.

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