A member of Home of Representatives, Balarabe Shehu Kakale has faulted the repatriation of Almajirai to their states of origin by some state governors within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, describing it as unconstitutional.
Talking at a press brefing, Kakale who represents Bodinga/Dange Shuni/ Tureta Federal Constituency, informed reporters that it was a violation of their rights and freedom of actions and affiliation with different Nigerians to forcefully repatriate them.
“It’s misplaced even within the midst of the novel COVID -19 pandemic”, he mentioned.
Kalale mentioned he and a few lawmakers had been championing training reforms by the modification of the legislation establishing State Common Fundamental Training Boards (SUBEB) to recognise the Almajiri ‘ new classical ‘ system of training as properly different types of faculties, together with Christian faculties.
Whereas advocating the reformation of the traditional Almajiri ‘Makarantan Allo’ to a brand new ‘classical system’, he mentioned there was the necessity to adequately look into the Almajiri system and different types of training for sustainable reform that will cultivate and recognise them.
He mentioned the Almajiri system must be adequately recognised as a skillsficate system together with these of the christian faculties and different types of training for the development of the nation.
“We wish the Almajiri system to be protected, maintained and supported. They’re a distinct classification from the socio-economic Almajiri who go spherical begging with out going to high school.
“There are additionally pressured beggars too on account of little one labour as properly asthose inspired by irresponsible dad and mom”, he mentioned.
Having benefited from the Almajiri system himself, the member of the Home committee on Training, Well being and others, really helpful for its mainstreaming.
“The classical system must be mainstreamed and graduates recognised and given the area to excel in direction of contributing to nationwide improvement.
“I would like the world to know that I used to be a graduate of the Almajiri system and you may see my skillsficate on show.
“With this, a graduate generally is a skilled calligrapher, Technical designer, wooden work professional, leather-based works designer and plenty of different abilities commerce”, he mentioned.
He offered quite a lot of younger graduates and college students of the classical system of Almajiri training” in any other case, ‘ New Makarantan Allo’ who present cased a few of their skillful works together with younger Usman and Abubakar, displaying amongst others the long-lasting gate of the Sultan’s palace, home made water pump to say a number of.
“If such faculties and graduates can be supported, they are going to add worth to the economic system”, he careworn.
He praised Sokoto State authorities for mooting the concept of working a blue print to reform the Almajiri system to the Indonesian Pondok system of training.
“I’m championing the course alongside different representatives to repeal the SUBEB legislation in order that it might recognise an all-inclusive participation that can contemplate all classes of college system.
“We should be capable of mainstream this class of scholars (Almajiri and Christian brothers’ faculties) of over 10 million in the midst of strengthening and advancing the reform for the nation to develop”, he mentioned.