The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday cautioned that any child caught begging will henceforth face the wrath of law following the state government’s consolidation of free and mandatory education.
Ganduje gave the admonition during the inauguration of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and the distribution of ‘offer of appointment, to 7,500 volunteer teachers at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, on Tuesday.
Ganduje stated, “This policy of free and compulsory basic and Secondary Education goes along with the integration of our Almajiri system into the mainstream policy execution, proposing that English Language and Arithmetic must be included for the Almajiri schools curriculum.”
He cautioned Almajiri teacher to accept the new approach, saying, “If you can’t accept that, you leave the state.”
“Additionally, when beggars are caught, it isn’t just that a beggar has been caught, however the parents or guardians of such children will be prosecuted for affronting our laws.”