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Azman University Launches Innovative Literacy Program for Almajiris

Azman University Launches Literacy Program for Almajiri
Azman University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Fatima Batul Mukhtar addressing the Almajiri during the launch of the Literacy Programme

In a significant stride towards inclusive education and community development, Azman University, Kano launched a ground breaking literacy program tailored for Almajiris, aimed at equipping them with essential skills and knowledge for a brighter future.

The program's primary objective is to equip Almajiris, predominantly street children from disadvantaged backgrounds, with fundamental literacy skills crucial for their personal development and socio-economic empowerment. Through a blend of innovative teaching methodologies and community engagement, the initiative endeavors to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy that has long plagued this demographic.

Under the program, which commenced on 26th April, 2024, dedicated educators from the university conduct structured classes covering fundamental subjects such as reading, writing, mathematics, and basic science. Beyond academic instruction, the curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and practical life skills to empower Almajiris to navigate modern challenges effectively.

Dr. Alhassan Abubakar Musa, the program's coordinator, emphasized the university's dedication to social responsibility, stating, "Education is a fundamental right, and it should be accessible to all, irrespective of socio-economic status or background. Our literacy program for Almajiris is a testament to our commitment to inclusivity and equitable access to education."

The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to cater to the unique needs and circumstances of Almajiris, incorporating interactive learning techniques, storytelling sessions, and practical life skills training. Moreover, the program adopts a holistic approach by providing psychosocial support and nutritional assistance to ensure the holistic development of participants.

In her keynote address, the Vice-Chancellor of Azman University, Prof. Fatima Batul Mukhtar underscored the importance of education as a catalyst for social change and urged collective action to address systemic barriers to learning.

As the program unfolds, stakeholders remain optimistic about its potential to catalyse positive transformation and uplift the lives of Almajiris. With a focus on empowerment and inclusivity, this initiative serves as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path towards a more equitable and enlightened society.

For further information about the literacy program and ways to contribute, please contact Azman University, Kano on +234 09119176921 or send a mail to

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