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Nigeria: NCNE Laments Constant Movement of Fulani Children

Bauchi — The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) says unless Fulani nomads change their tradition of frequent migration from one area to another, their wards will continue to miss opportunity to attend school.

The NCNE North East Director, Mr Markus Bwala who spoke to journalists, called on Fulani nomads in Bauchi State to support the state and the federal governments in helping to provide qualitative education to their wards by making them available at existing and new schools that the federal government would provide.

In her remark, Head of NCNE Women Section, Mrs Jamila Abarshi, frowned on the way some Fulani nomads removed their children from school or refused to enroll them, stressing that the female children of the nomads were the worst affected.

On his part, the state Desk officer of Women Development Programme for the North East in the Commission, Hajiya Hadiza Usman Barkono, called on Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) of Nomadic Schools in the state to support the commission in enlightening Fulani parents on the importance of allowing their wards to acquire education.

Source: allafrica.com

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