Kano state government has purchased two houses worth N10 million, at Madabo Quarters in Dala local government area for Madarastu Babban Malami Islamiyya School to enable it to construct its permanent site.
Similarly, Senator Kabiru Gaya, representing Kano South, pledged to construct four classes for the school, while Senator Barau I. Jibrin, representing Kano North, promised to contribute N1 million towards completion of the work.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the disclosure yesterday at the graduation ceremony of 139 Qur’anic students in Kano.
“This is intended to encourage our children to acquire sound religious education as I have noticed that the school, despite its teeming students, does not have a permanent site,” he said.
He noted that despite having a student population of no fewer than 3, 000 boys and girls who troop to the school daily where they were taught reading, writing and memorising the Qur’anic text, at courtyard of houses in the neighborhood, making the acquisition of the knowledge stressful.
Noting that Madabo School “is the oldest centre of Islamic education in Kano,” Ganduje gave the assurance that his administration would continuously support the school and other initiatives aimed
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.