Bauchi Introduces Formal Education in Qu'ranic Schools

The Bauchi State Government has concluded arrangements to conduct a census of all Islamiyya Schools in the state with a view to streamlining them so that syllabuses used in the formal school systems can be incorporated in the Qu'ranic schools across the state.

The State Governor, Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu disclosed this at the weekend when the Jama'atul Izalatul Bidia Council of Ulamas paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Bauchi.

Mu'azu pointed out that his administration places high premium on education because of its place in the socio-economic and political development of any society; and also as the bedrock for industrialisation and technological development of any nation.

According to him, "syllabuses used in the formal school systems will henceforth be incorporated in Qu'ranic schools in Bauchi State", saying that as from the next session, teaching in such schools will be harmonised in a bid to allow the Almajirai to have access to western education.

The governor implored the Ulamas to always preach the gospel of peaceful co-existence, harmonious relationship and tolerance in the society, pointing out that "without peace there will be no progress in any society."

Earlier, the leader of the Ulamas, Sheik Mohammed Sanni Yahaya Jingir had extolled Governor Mu'azu's foresight and commitment to the provision of services to his people.

He assured him of his council's continued support and cooperation with the present administration in the quest to nurture to maturity the present democratic experiment.