2023 Presidency: Tinubu Speaks On Reforming Almajiri System
If elected as the Nigerian leader in 2023, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to reform the Almajiri system.
Naija News reports Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practised in Northern part of Nigeria where male teenagers leave the comfort of their parents to seek Islamic knowledge.
However, the Almajiri has been widely criticised by many leaders as the boys are visibly seen on the streets of all major cities in the North littering motor parks, ATM centres, hotels, brothels, gridlocks and even religious places to beg for alms.
Speaking on Monday at the Chatham House in London, the United Kingdom, Tinubu promised to make the Almajiri system conventional and make the students productive.
The former Governor of Lagos State said if elected as the President in 2033, he would engage the youth to develop technology language on their own.
He also said there will be student loans for those that are couldn’t afford their tuition, adding that there will be a conducive template for youths to develop the technology.
“There will be student loans (for Nigerian students). We are going to reform the Almajiri system. The youth can develop technology language on their own,” he said.
Tinubu asserted that he has capacity to accomplish his goals, stressing that he succeeded in turning many liabilities into assets while he was the Lagos governor.
Speaking further, the APC flagbearer promised to attract the best of Nigerian doctors abroad back to the country to fix the nation’s health sector.