Quranic and Tsangaya Education soon to be Integrated into Basic Education .

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The Universal Basic Education Board says it is intensifying efforts to integrate Qur’anic and Tsangaya education systems into the country’s formal basic education structure.

The commission disclosed it has concluded training for Master Trainers on the Integrated Qur’anic and Tsangaya Education (IQTE) programme as part of activities leading up to the integration.

The Qur’anic and Tsangaya school systems known as the Almajiri in Nigeria, is a form of knowledge acquisition style where both teacher and pupils travel out of their places of origin, for the purpose of learning, mastering and memorizing the Qua’ran.

But the Integration of Qur’anic and Tsangaya Education programme currently on-going will see structures necessary for quality basic education teaching and learning formally established in the IQTE schools.

According to UBECs Public Relations Director, Ossom Ossom, the Federal Government will support beneficiary proprietors of Tsangaya schools to make their facilities and human resources available as centers for the integration process

‘‘Federal government’s funding support is expected to be utilized in improving infrastructure with the view to improving access and quality of learning in designated centers with States and Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) playing supervisory roles’’

The UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr. Bobboyi said the commission had resolved to adopt best practices in IQTE implementation through effective consultation and partnership with stakeholders.

‘‘The Universal Basic Education Commission will do all within its powers in creating appropriate opportunities for all school aged children to access quality basic education in the country’’ Bobboyi say

The Integration of Qur’anic and Tsangaya Education is expected to provide educational opportunities for the large population of itinerant Islamic learners found in urban centers.

Currently there are about 157 Model Tsangaya schools located in 27 States and the FCT, while proprietors of the selected schools have undergone training on key aspects of the IQTE operations.

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