Kano State Government on Monday directed the immediate closure of privately run reformatory centres ( Makarantun ‘’Yan Mari).
A statement issued by the Chairman, Kano State Technical Committee On Re-Modelling Almajiri Education System, Dr Muhammad Tahar Adamu and obtained by Solacebase on Monday said the closure does not affect Quranic and Islamiyya schools.
The statement said the committee advised parents that have their children at any of the reformatory homes to collect same from the houses within 3 days.
It appealed to the public to intimate the committee with information of any existing privately-run reformatory centres after the closure to arrest the situation.
The statement noted that the closure of the privately run reformatory centres ( Makarantun ‘’Yan Mari) is not aimed at infringing on the rights of anybody but rather to check abuse of human rights and dehumanization observed in some of the centres.
‘’We are developing a legal framework and regulation guidelines for the operations of such facilities which would soon be out,’’ said Dr Adam.
Others include Shehu Na’Allah Kura, Dr. Zahara’u Umar, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, Sadiq Aminu Wali, Mohammed Bappa Takai, Kabiru Ado Lakwaya,
The others are, Dr Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, Ibrahim Ahmed Karaye, Mahmoud Muhammad, Muhammad Sunusi Saidu and Barrister Lawan Abdullahi Musa.
Solacebase recalled that the late appointment of commissioners in the cabinet after five months after the governor’s inauguration is raising a lot of dust in the state political arena.
At the plenary of the house on Monday, the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Garba Gafasa urged the Commissioner Nominees to appear before the assembly tomorrow, Tuesday for screening.
Meanwhile, the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday, also launched the state government free feeding programme, covering about 6,800 public primary schools across the state.
Speaking during the ceremony held at Kawaji Jigirya Primary School in Nasarawa local government, Gov. Ganduje explained that the school feeding programme was “aimed at enhancing school enrolment, minimizing absenteeism and generally improving the well being of the pupils”.
A statement issued by Director-General, Media and Public Relations, to Kano State Governor, Ameen K. Yassar forwarded to Solacebase on Monday said the programme is a critical component of the administration’s free and compulsory education policy which targets inclusiveness for vulnerable children, girl child education and integration of Qur’anic education schools into mainstream formal education.