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We cannot educate our children by leaving them begging – Sultan


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar the 3rd has said that, “we cannot educate our children by leaving them begging round streets of cities and towns.

The Sultan made the assertion at the inauguration of the Zamfara State Almajiri Integrated Qur’anic Education Center, Gummi held in Gummi on Sunday.

“I am not a politician, but I’m here because of the importance I attach to the programme to me and community at large,” he said

“Qur’anic Schools are centers where religious education and values were inculcated to children, but the only source of concern was begging among almajiri students,” the Sultan said

Construction of Integrated Schools is very critical to needs of society as it go a long way in addressing out of school children and end begging in the name of learning.

He said every government must put education at the forefront, believing that all good things come from education and all bad were from ignorance.

In his remarks, Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State said the government would safeguard the future of younger ones by creating an enabling environment for a brighter future.

“The center we are inaugurating is World Bank intervention project through the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), and two more of it would be constructed in Gusau and Kaura Namoda.

He added that in addition to 6 class rooms of 45 students capacity and130 double bed space, 12 toilet facilities and kitchen, a vocational center to train children on wood work, sowing, Messing work among others were established.

He assured the people of government commitment in providing adequate feeding and other wellbeing of the students.

The governor named the center after Sultan  Sa’ad Abubakar the 3rd.


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