By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
A Sokoto traditional ruler and District Head of Dundaye in Wamakko local government , Muhammadu Bello Yakubu Dundaye has advocated a comprehensive Almajiri system of education to change the negative narrative in northern Nigeria.
He observed with concerns the social menace of street begging by wards linked to Almajiri in the part of the country.
“This has stigmatised the genuine and real purpose of the ancient system of education in the north.”
Alhaji Yakubu Dundaye who is also the Sarkin Adar Dundaye spoke weekend at the District level first Quranic recitation competition organised by the Sokoto state recitation Committee.
The monarch said federal and state governments, well-to do individuals and politicians have the obligation to re-position the Almajiri system of education to ensure discipline of the present and future generation of youths.
” Governments at all levels have role to play in changing the narrative “
Accordingly, he called on parents and guardians to extend their support to the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal led administration in driving the course of transforming the education sector of the state to achieving high percentage of enrolment especially of the girl child as well academic and intellectual excellence at all levels of education.
” The traditional institution is willing and ready to key in for the realisation of positive results in our educational development drive”, he assured.
He commended the state government and the Sultanate Council for its efforts to organise the competition across districts with even representation of participants.
Meanwhile, announcing the results , the Coordinating Official, Bello Aliyu gave Mustapha Musa of Nurul Islam , Usmanu Danfodiyo University as winner of the 60 Hizb category.
In the 2 Hizb female category, Asma,u Labaran Lumu Dundaye of Marhum late Muhmmad Ayah Institute for Islamic Education, Dundaye came first among other winners to represent the district at the local government level September 10.