The Federal Government has constructed 89 Almajiri model schools in 25 states, Charles Onocha, the acting executive secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, said in Sokoto on Tuesday.
Onocha made the fact known at a one-day national symposium on ‘Almajiri Education Programme in Nigeria: The Way Forward’.
The secretary, who was represented by his deputy, Rashid Aderinoye, said that out of the 89 schools, 53 had been completed while others were at various stages of completion.
“Fifty-one of these schools have been fully equipped and furnished while the remaining 38 will soon be provided with furniture, equipment and other facilities.
“In addition, there are 31 boarding and Almajiri schools constructed by ETF, now TETFUND.
“Similarly, 18 existing schools from nine states of the federation benefitted from the Almajiri education intervention strategy”, he added.
He named the states as Edo, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Ogun, Osun, Sokoto and Taraba.
The chairman of the occasion, Gidado Tahir, said, “In our collective efforts to realising the goals of the Almajiri education in Nigeria, we need to remember that there is no one model programme”.