Jamilat Nalaraba, Kaduna State
The Universal Basic Education Commission says steps are being taken to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Al Majiri schools across Nigeria.
The commission said it was piloting the Integrated Quranic Tsangaya Education, IQTE as part of strategies to improve the program in some States across Nigeria.
Some of the States selected to benefit from this project include Adamawa, Bauchi, Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Jigawa, Niger and Oyo states respectively.
Access and equity
The Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi represented by the director of quality assurance of Ubec Alhaji Mansir Idris said six days workshop for master trainers on IQTE was being organised by the Commission to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in Integrated Quranic Tsangaya Education(IQTE).
He stated that the Commission introduced the Al-Majiri Education Programme in the year 2010 with the aim of integrating Almajiris into Basic Education and to also provide access and equity to all Nigerian children of school age irrespective of their origin and socio-cultural backgrounds.
Dr. Bobboyi also noted that the training was expected to build the capacity of participants to enable them train teachers and managers of IQTE schools across the pilot States.
He therefore urged the teachers to pay attention to the training so that, they can in turn, make positive impacts in their various States of posting.
Also present at the event was the state commissioner of Education represented by the director of schools Alhaji Dahuru Musa Anchau and the Lead resource person Dr. Bashir Galanci represented by Abubakar Mukhtar Salisu.