The Taraba Government said it had concluded plans to construct 32 Almajiri Schools in the state.
Alhaji Hussain Kabri, Director, Nomadic Education, State Universal Basic Education Board, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jalingo.
Kabri said this would complement the two existing Almajiri schools established by the Federal Government in the state.
He said the decision was imperative in view of the growing number of Almajiris in the area.
“A recent survey conducted by the state government indicates that there are over 4000 Almajiri’s of primary school age in Jalingo, Sardauna, Mutum-biyu, Ibi and Gashaka areas.
“The two Almajiri schools built by the federal government in Mutum biyu and Jalingo can only cater for 150 students in those areas.
“Therefore, we are planning to build two Almajiri schools in each of the 16 council areas of the state, so that we can capture thousands of other Amajiris that have no access to western education,” he said.