ASSESSMENT OF ALMAJIRI SYSTEM OF EDUCATION; IT’S IMPLICATION FOR CHILD, FAMILY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE.
This study was undertaken to find out the implications of Almajiri system of education in Zaria local government of Kaduna state four research questions were answered. The instrument for the study was self designed question. A sample of 125 people in Zaria local government was drawn using simple random sampling. Data was analyzed using frequencies, percentage and mean. The study revealed among others that the Almajiri system of education has implications on most of the Almajiri in Zaria local government, the curriculum is inadequate and that leas to so many challenges facing the system. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended that government should consider addressing the feeding and welfare needs Almajirai and their mallams, infrastructural facilities should also be provided.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i.
Approval Page iii.
Table of contents vii.
1.1 Background of the study 1
1.2 Statement of the problem 3
1.3 Objectives of the study 4
1.4 Research questions 5
1.5 Significance of the study 5
1.6 Assumptions of the study 6
1.7 Scope of the study 7
1.8 definition of terms 7
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction 8
2.1 Conceptual framework 9
2.2.5 Scope of Almajiri schools curriculum 12
2.3 Impact of the Almajiri system of education on child,
family and national development. 20
2.5 Strategies for improving the almajiri system of education 36
2.5.1 Government support (funding) 37
2.5.2 The integrative approach 38
2.5.3. Private sector participation in the Almajiri system
of education 40
3.1 Research design 43
3.2 Population of the study 44
3.3 Sample size and sampling procedure 45
3.4 Instrument for data collection 46
3.5 Procedure for data collection 46
3.6 Procedure for data analysis 46
DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Introduction 47
4.2 Section A bio-data 48
SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1 Summary 58
5.2 Conclusion 59
5.3 Recommendation 60
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Khalid (2000), describes almajiranci as seasonal migration of school age male children from rural to urban areas in northern Nigeria in search of Qur’anic education. In this contemporary era, Almajiranci has degenerated to the extent that it has now greatly exposed the children to various types of moral or social hazards. Many of these children metamorphasize into drug addicts, dropouts, street beggars etc. they seldom go back to their villages or home towns.
The Almajiri system of education during the pre-colonial days, pupils hold with then parents for within the immediate environment from where the pupils came from (Junaid: 2004). The Danfodio revolution brought with it some modifications, the establishment of an inspectorate of quranic literacy, the inspectors reported directly to the emir of province, concerning all matters relating to school.
Shehu (2004), states that the colonialists specifically came up with policies aimed at destroying the traditional Qur’anic schools and replacing them with the western style school. Some people in protest of ave their children in trust to the Qur’anic schools wama to go to the village or its outskirt to teach them Qur’an. It was after independence that serious efforts were made to improve the system of Qur’anic schools. Islamic scholars and organizations like Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) struggled to establish and maintain the schools. Sir, Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of sokoto’ established Quranic schools in muslim localities, this effort gave birth to Ishuyyats.