Permanent Secretary of Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Amina Ikara has said that insecurity threatens nomadic education in some communities of the state.
She explained that many nomadic schools were still operating under the tree shed in rural communities where criminals operate making it difficult for teachers to teach confidently.
The permanent secretary stated this at the ongoing three-day capacity building workshop on the remodelling of grazing reserves into ranches organised by the National Commission for Nomadic Education in the state.
She called on the government to provide more security to man such schools in rural communities as she mentioned other challenges like inadequate accommodation, inadequate adequate teachers facing such nomadic schools.
Ikara also pointed out the need to ensure security in nomadic communities , construct more classrooms, recruit more nomadic teachers as well as training and retraining of the teachers.
She said the nomads want their children to be educated saying presently there were 363 nomadic primary schools spread across 21 Local Government Areas in the state, with an enrolment of 121,701 pupils, 47,921 of which were females.
“Sanga has 17, Makarfi 16, Chikun 15, Jaba, Kajuru and Ikara, 11 each, Zangon Kataf six, and five each in Birinin Gwari, Kudan, Zaria and Sabon Gari, while Kaduna North has one.
“Kachai LGA has 48 nomadic schools, the highest in the state, followed by Kubau with 43, Igabi 29, Soba 28, Kauru and Giwa 23 each and Lere 22, while Kagarko and Jema’a has 18 each. We currently have 1,559 teachers in these schools and 21 Nomadic Supervisors, one in each of the LGAs,” she said.
Daily Trust reported that the Executive Secretary of the NCNE, Professor Bashir Usman said the aim of the workshop was to train over hundred nomadic extension agents to mobilise and sensitise nomads on the remodelling of grazing reserves into ranches in seven selected states of 3 geo-political zones of the country.
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