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Reps Approve Bill To Establish Almajiri Education Commission

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 24th Nov, 2022 - tori.ng

A lawmaker from Sokoto State, Shehu Kakale, and 18 others sponsored the bill.

 
The House of Representatives has approved a bill seeking to establish a ‘National Commission for Almajiri Education and Out-of-School Children’.
 
The bill was sponsored by a lawmaker from Sokoto State, Shehu Kakale, and 18 others titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Establish National Commission for Almajiri Education and out of School Children to Provide for a Multimodal System of Education to tackle the Menace of Illiteracy, Develop Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Programmes, Prevent Youth Poverty, Delinquency and Destitution in Nigeria; and for Related Matters.’
 
The bill passed its second reading, hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo warned that the over 20 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, which constitute almost 10 per cent of global statistics, are potential terrorists.


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