Kano state government has formally abolished the traditional Almajiri system of education in the state after completing arrangements to enroll all repatriated almajirai to Kano from other states into conventional educational system.
At a COVID-19 media briefing, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje confirmed that over 1000 almajirai have so far been received from various states of the northern region.
Channels Television had earlier reported that the Kano State Government had evacuated about 1,172 almajirai to their states of origin.
More recently, these almajirai, all about 2000 of them were quarantine for two weeks after the state commenced the repatriation exercise.
Though the state task force on COVID-19 has not confirmed any positive cases among the almajirai, the Kano government believes that in view of the current circumstances, the almajiri system of education must be stopped.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje stated on Wednesday that the repatriation of almajiri children to their states of origin has not stopped, adding that all almajirai who are not from Kano will be handed over to the right persons in charge.
Ganduje called on all residents to remain calm and continue to observe all safety precautions to prevent further spread of the pandemic which the government says is reducing drastically.