Almajiri Commission Aims to Enroll 10 Million Children in School by 2027

The National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children’s Education has reiterated its goal to enroll 10 million out-of-school children into educational institutions by 2027. This ambitious initiative aims to provide these children with access to comprehensive education.

The Commission is also working to integrate Western education into the Almajiri school curriculum, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that equips children for a promising future.

In a statement celebrating Eid-el-Kabir, Dr. Muhammad Idris, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, extended his best wishes to all Nigerians, particularly the Almajiri and out-of-school children who are the focus of the Commission’s efforts.

“As we commemorate Eid-el-Kabir, a celebration of sacrifice and faith, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians, with special recognition for the Almajiri and out-of-school children, who are central to our Commission’s mission,” Dr. Idris stated.

The message also called upon all stakeholders to recommit to the principle that education is a fundamental right for every child. The Commission pledged to continue collaborating with various stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Education, state governments, and development partners, to tackle the complex challenges faced by these vulnerable children.

The statement acknowledged the leadership and unwavering support of President Bola Tinubu, which has been crucial in advancing efforts to address the educational needs of Almajiri and out-of-school children in Nigeria.

“President Tinubu’s leadership and unwavering support have been instrumental in advancing our goals thus far. Together, we are confident in our ability to make a significant impact and ensure that every child has access to quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances,” the statement read.

The Commission also urged the Muslim community to embody the values of compassion, empathy, and selflessness that define Eid-el-Kabir, and to strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need, particularly the Almajiri and out-of-school children.

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