Nigeria: FG Approves Establishment Of 3 Almajiri Schools In Oyo

The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, on Friday said the Federal Government has approved the establishment of three Almajiri schools in Oyo State.

Speaking during a courtesy call on Governor Abiola Ajimobi, by Wike, who was in the state to assess the progress of work at the construction site of the schools, said the one in Oyo town would be ready in May.

The minister said the construction of such schools across the federation was in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign promise to make education accessible to all children.

He also said the N1.09 billion Universal Basic Education fund allocated to the state in 2011 and 2012 had not been accessed, adding that this would be deployed to boost the education sector.

Responding, Ajimobi said his administration was determined to access the UBE fund before the end of April.

The governor, who commended the minister for approving the Almajiri schools in the state, urged the federal government to increase the number to five in order to cater for the many nomads in the rural areas of Oyo North.

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