The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Tuesday said lack of teachers had stalled the take-off of some Almajiri model schools in the state.
The Executive Chairman of the board, Malam Abdulkarim Abdullahi, said this shortly after he visited some selected primary schools in Laminga, Nasarawa Local Government Area.
He said that a committee had been constituted by the state government to make necessary arrangements for the take-off of the Tsangaya Model Day Primary School in Laminga.
“Gov.Tanko Al-Makura and the Federal Government are doing their best to improve on the standard of education in the state and the country at large through their good education policies.
“You saw how this Almajiri school was well equipped with facilities such as the computer and the science laboratories.
“You also saw the sewing machines and other equipment provided to train the Almajiris in different skills so that they can contribute their quota to national development.
“The school has been established to provide both western and Islamic education to the Almajiri’s and to train them in different skills to be self reliant,” Abdullahi said.
The chairman said that the school would soon be inaugurated, and thanked the community for protecting the facilities against vandalism.
Abdullahi, however, deplored the poor quality of work done by the contractor handling the LEA Primary School, Laminga project.
He advised the contractor to have a change of attitude, and to complement government efforts in improving the standard of education.
Also speaking, Mr Salihu Ibrahim, the Education Secretary of the council, appealed to the state government to recruit and deploy teachers to the Almajiri school for it to take-off fully.