Determined to reduce out-of-school children in Kano, Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje pledged to evacuate almajiri children from the streets to public schools.
Governor Ganduje disclosed the plan while flagging off distribution of instructional materials worth N150 million to public primary and secondary public schools in the state.
Ganduje said the policy targeted to reduce the increasing number of out-of-school children as part of its free and compulsory education policy.
there are about 12 million out-of-school children across northern Nigeria, with Kano accounting for 3 million. Ganduje had attributed the high number to an influx of almajiri children migrating from other states.