The Jigawa state government has approved the establishment of 10 nomadic junior secondary schools in the state as well as the conversion of 10 incubation Centers to veterinary clinics, and introduction of 150 adult Islamiyya classes for nomads.
This was revealed by the executive secretary, agency for nomadic education, Ramatu Mohammed, in Dutse, the state capital.
The move which is claimed to be the first of its kind in the country, was a collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Directorate of Empowerment, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water Resources, and the state’s Islamic Education Bureau.
According to Ramatu, the centres will be formed in various Fulani grazing reserves in selected councils, such as Gagarawa, Kiyawa, Guri and Kiri-Kasama, as a pilot scheme, with the intention of extending the gesture to other councils.
Under the new concept, educational centres, veterinary mobile clinics, among other useful social infrastructure, will be sited in 21 identified settlements for western and Islamic education, as well as vocational training for the betterment of the Fulani.
Ramatu further revealed that seven nomadic primary schools across the state were renovated, in addition to the provision of 8,000 sets of uniforms, 8,000 pairs of sandals, 8,000 school bags and other instructional materials in most of our nomadic schools. Over 1,000 three-seaters and 4,000 mats in most of our nomadic schools were also procured and distributed accordingly.