President Muhammadu Buhari Says It Is Not Proper To Blame The Federal Government For The Persistent Of The Almajiri System Of Education As It Is The Responsibility Of State Governments.
The President Spoke When He Received Members Of The Progressives In Academics At The State House, Abuja.
Almajiri System Of Education Is A Form Of Qur’anic Learning Associated With Begging On Economic And Religious Grounds Peculiar To Some Northern States.
The Presidency On June 21 Dismissed Reports That The Federal Government Has Concluded Arrangements To Ban The System Of Education.
Buhari Told The Delegation That It Is The Constitutional Responsibility Of The State Governments To Transform The Almajiri System Of Education.
According To Him, It Is Wrong To Blame The Federal Government For The Way And Manner The System Is Currently Being Managed.
He Said The People Are Deliberately Criticizing The Federal Government But It Is The Responsibility Of The State Governments.
He Disclosed That the Government Has Injected over One Trillion Naira into the Nation’s Education Sector in the Last Four Years through the Universal Basic Education Commission, Tertiary Education Trust Fund and Needs Assessment Interventions.
The President Also Said The Government Released N25 Billion To Public Universities To Pay Earned Academic Allowances To Lecturers.
He Said The Homegrown School Feeding Programmed Covering More Than 10 Million Children, Coupled With The Social Investment Initiative Has Encouraged Many Parents To Send Their Children To School And Also Pay For More Teachers In Classrooms.
Earlier In His Remarks, The Spokesman For The Group, Dr Bolariwa Bolaji, Expressed The Readiness Of The Group To Partner The Administration To Achieve Its Goals Of Transforming The Nation To The Next Level.