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Reps seek agency for almajiri, out-of-school-children

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading, a bill seeking to establish a national commission for almajiri education and out-of-school-children. The bill,…

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading, a bill seeking to establish a national commission for almajiri education and out-of-school-children.

The bill, sponsored by Shehu Balarabe Kakale and 18 others, is titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to establish National Commission for Almajiri Education and out of School Children’.

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 It seeks to provide for a multimodal system of education to tackle the menace of Illiteracy, develop skill acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes, prevent youth poverty, delinquency and destitution in Nigeria.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said: “Education has been a top in our legislative agenda. We have just concluded a two day summit on tertiary education, we hope that at the end of the day, we’ll make recommendations”.