The head of the National Association of Tsangaya Scholars has called on the Federal Government to establish additional Tsangaya model schools in the country, to ensure full integration of Almajiris into basic education.
The national chairman of the association, Alarama Babba Abdullahi Abubakar made the call while presenting a Certificate of Incorporation to the Nasarawa state branch of the union in Bauchi.
Abubakar said the over two hundred model schools established by the federal government needed to enroll top performing Almajiris for their full integration in the system.
He also stressed the need for the states and the federal government, to adopt policies aimed at strengthening the Almajiri system of education to discourage street begging and hawking by vulnerable children.
According to him, all the state governments have been requested to establish Tsangaya education commissions and an Almajiri trust fund to enable those children have a sense of belonging.
The Nasarawa state coordinator of the association, Dr Iman Mohammed Ali, solicited the intervention of the national secretarial towards ensuring that Tsangaya schools are established by the federal government in Nasarawa and other Northern states.
Dr. Ali said that with the significant number Tsangaya scholars and Almajiris, there is a need for collective efforts among governments at all levels to improve the welfare package of their members.
The presentation was attended by state coordinators, local government chairmen and other stakeholders across the state.