Bauchi State Commissioner of Education Dr Aliyu Usman Tilde has suggested that pupils should be enrolled in schools to first memorise the Holy Quran within four years and start learning western education to complete primary education within two or three years.
Tilde gave the suggestion yesterday in Bauchi while speaking at the Quranic graduation ceremony of 1775 pupils of Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi schools across the country at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauchi.
He said the system is being practised successfully in Pakistan, if a pupil is enrolled in school he will memorize the Holy Quran within four years after that they will learn primary education within two or three years and when they graduated they learn various disciplines like medicine, Journalist, Pharmacist, medical doctors, lawyers among others and part of the programme there will be the lesson of always recitation of the Holy Quran to enable them to master it.
Commissioner said the system will help pupils to memorize the Holy Quran from their house and in front of their parents, which will reduce Almajiri street begging and child labour while seeking ways to memorize the Holy Quran.
A renowned Islamic Scholar Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi opposed the banning of Qur’anic Schools by the Northern Governors which he said their actions contrary to the constitution of Nigeria which guaranteed that every Nigerian has the right to live where ever he want in Nigeria.
He said the action of the Governors without bringing a genuine solution or alternative to Almajiri education is harmful and will not help the pupils who are out to learn how to memorise and master Quranic education.
The scholar advised the Governors to support Quranic education and come out with many and multidimensional ways to improve the system instead of castigating the system.
He prays for peace and stability of Nigeria and advised the Federal Government to listen to the cry of the protesters with a view to solving their problems, “I also want the government since it has eyes and ears to respond positively to the yearnings of its citizens who are always crying for poverty, hunger and other problems bedeviled the country”.
Dahiru appeal to the protesters to stop protesting and embrace dialogue in the best interest of the country.
Presenting the graduands Sayyadi Ibrahim Tahir said this year 1502 pupils memorise the holy Quran from Sokoto, Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kwara, Adamawa, Niger, Borno, and Zamfara states, while 273 learned the recitation of 60 Hizb of the holy Quran.
He said Niger State Government partner with Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi foundation to improve the learning of Quranic education in the State.
Chairman of the occasion Alhaji Umaru Dahiru Braden Bauchi commended Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi for his effort towards the propagation of Islam.