By Abdulwaheed Usamah,
The Kano state government has secured two houses worth N10 million at Madabo quarters in Dala local government area for an Islamic school, Madarastu Babban Malami Islamiyya School, so as to enable it construct its permanent site.
Besides, a senator, Kabiru Gaya, representing Kano South, also pledge to construct four classes for the school while another one, Barau I. Jibrin, representing Kano North, too promised to donate N1 million towards completion of the work.
The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said that the government effort was intended at encouraging children to acquire sound religious education, stating that, despite teeming students of the school, does not have a permanent site.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 139 Qur’anic students of school over the weekend in the state capital, Ganduje noted that the school has about 3, 000 students, who troop to the school daily to learn about how to reading, writing and memorizing the Qur’anic text, at courtyard of houses in the neighborhood, making the acquisition of the knowledge stressful.
Describing the Madabo School as the oldest center of Islamic education in Kano, Ganduje assured that his administration would continuously support the school and other initiatives aimed at consolidating the position of Kano as a leading center of learning.
The governor praised teachers of the school for their commitment and sacrifice, urging them to maintain the trend. He also tasked the students to practice what they leant, to ensure a more wholesome society.
Earlier on, the patriarch of the Babban Malami na Madabo family, Malam Kabiru Babban Malami and the Head teacher of the school, Imam Mustafa Usman Ahmad implored the state government to support the school to acquire a permanent site in view of its teeming students.
Highlights of the occasion include presentation of a merit award to Governor Ganduje for his contribution towards the development of Islam and education generally.
Ameen K. Yassar
Director General Media and Communications,