Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to reshaping Tsangaya and Islamiyya education for enhanced accessibility, quality, and efficiency.
The pledge was made during the launch of a 2-day capacity training for Tsangaya and Islamic Teachers at the Sa’ad Abubakar International Hajj Camp.
In response to the pressing need for educational reform, Governor Bala Mohammed emphasised the inadequacies in the current teaching methodologies of Tsangaya and Islamiyya schools across the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Ibrahim Kashim, he detailed the measures taken to address these challenges, aiming to provide equal opportunities for children to receive both Islamic and conventional education.
The First Lady, Aisha Bala Mohammed, echoed the commitment to educational development, emphasizing the vital role of Islamic education in shaping young minds.
The training, organised in collaboration with the Almuhibba Foundation and the Islamic Center For PeaceBuilding, Research And Development (IC-PAD) Abuja, carries the theme “Revitalization and Transformation.”
Highlighting the historic significance of Tsangaya schools, the First Lady emphasised the need to adapt to modern challenges, urging the incorporation of technology and innovative teaching approaches.
She encouraged active participation in workshops, discussions, and knowledge-sharing sessions to equip teachers with tools for the 21st century.
Commissioner of Education, Jamila Dahiru, disclosed ongoing efforts to integrate pupils and Tsangaya school teachers into the state education policy under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).
Ibrahim Makari, Chairman of IC-PAD, advocated for a special endowment fund to support Islamic education, urging participants to seize the opportunity for professional development.
In conclusion, Aisha Bala Mohammed expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts and extended prayers for success in the noble pursuit of revitalising and transforming Tsangaya and Islamic education in Bauchi State.