The Role of Almajiri School System in Enhancing Security in Zamfara State: A View from the Teaching of Mu’amalah’s Entrepreneurial Skills


    The paper examines the Almajiri school system as a form of discipleship or religious training whereby a young child, usually less than 15 years old, is sent to another part of the village, town or country to learn about Islamic education and its impression on the society, The system is aimed at integrating traditional Qur’anic Schools and western education under Universal Basic Education Commission. The establishment of Almajiri integrated education is one of the current issues that require special intervention from the governments at all levels to take measures to curtail the menace of street begging, drug abuse, abuse of local skills, child trafficking and youth redundancy in the name of pursuing Qur’anic Education. The Almajiri constitutes the largest group of out-of-school children in Nigeria numbering over nine (9) million children (Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC, 2010). This segment of Nigerian population poses tremendous challenges to the attainment of Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The study examines three Almajiri schools within Maradun local government whose contributions to Enhance Security in the State cannot be over emphasized. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative approach of data collection in order to be able to gather more reliable information. It also uses both formal and informal education sources for information gathering. The Research also identified the major challenges facing the citizens in the state Some of the challenges are dealing with unlawful transactions, selling of Alcohol and Ignorant followers and sitting as redundant without practicing neither small business nor traditional business, all these, are the major courses of insecurity in the state.

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    author/Bello Muhammad (PhD) &  Isah Danmalik

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 1 Issue 3