Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari yesterday rejected calls for the scrapping of Almajiri Islamic Education System practiced in the Northern part of Nigeria.
He insisted that reforming the system and repositioning it to address perceived educational imbalance and the out-of-school-children-syndrome in that part of the country will be more viable.
Masari who made the declaration while receiving audience, members of the board of directors of the Universal Basic education, (UBEC), in the North West Region, led by Senator Abubakar Sadiq, observed that repositioning basic education in the North West is in tandem with the principles of his pet dream Restoration Agenda.
He further added that more qualified teachers drawn from Western subjects like English and mathematics should also be deployed, so that products from the Almajiri education can compete favourably and be self-reliant.
In a related development the Governor stressed the need for humanitarian organizations to continue to uplift the well-being of the less privilege in the society, especially through education.