Nigeria to enroll all Almajiris in schools by September – Jonathan

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ALMAJIRI, GOODLUCK PRESENTING  UNIFORM AND BAG TO A BENEFICIARYAlmost all the 143 new schools have been constructed across the north.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said that all Almajiris would be taken off the streets and enrolled in schools by September.

Mr. Jonathan, who was represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, stated this in Lafia at the inauguration of the TA’AL Model Primary School constructed by the Nasarawa State Government.

He said out of the 143 Almajiri model schools being constructed across the northern states, 120 had so far been completed.

“We have agreed at the last Economic Council meeting that by September, we would have all the less privileged children participating and learning in all these schools”, the president said.

Mr. Jonathan commended Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state for his commitment to the education sector in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government. He noted that Nigeria had about 9.5 million less privileged children…

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