who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in the state.
The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri
Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday,
May 17, when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and some civil
society organisations who inspected two quarantine centres at Kiru and
He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to ensure that they were
in good health before being sent back to their states of origin,
pointing out that those from Kano State would be handed over to their
parents and guardians.
Kiru maintained that basic social amenities coupled with hygienic
feeding was strictly observed in all the three quarantine centres aimed
at ensuring that they were in good health condition.
He recalled that the northern governors had agreed to deport
Almajirai pupils to their states of origin with a view to curtailing the
spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the affected states.
“We have deported hundreds of Almajirai to many northern states and
we have received many from other state governments,” Kiru said.
The commissioner maintained that in the next two to three days, deportation of the quarantined Almajirai pupils would commence.
He revealed that those deported from other states to Kano, who were
indigenes of the state and interested in the new established Almajirai
boarding schools initiated by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s
administration would be enrolled.