By Salisu Baso
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been advised to upgrade the levels of Qur’anic and Tsangaya school coordinators to education secretaries in the state.
This is believed to be capable of promoting the standard of Qur’anic studies at local government levels.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Islamiyya Schools, Hon. Ibrahim Inuwa Yakasai made the call during an interview with The Triumph at the end of closing of 35th Edition of the state Qur’anic Recitation Competition held at School for Arabic Studies (SAS) in the state recently.
He urged the state governor and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to consider the role played by the coordinators in uplifting the standard of Qur’anic studies in the state, adding that this would enable them to make more contributions toward development of education in the state.
Hon. Yakasai, who described this year’s recitation competition as challenging in view of emergence of COVID-19 epidemic, stated that the global health crisis had affected it preparations as most schools were closed, thereby making it impossible for the participants to adequately prepare for the competition.
He commended the efforts of the management the board for successfully hosting the competition despite the multiple challenges.
Hon. Yakasai who commended the contributions of the state governor, Dr. Ganduje for providing necessary support and cooperation to the board in organizing the competition, emphasizing the readiness of the state to host the forth coming National Qur’anic Competition.
Alhaji Yakasai expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for giving the state ability to remain the most consistent participant since the commencement of the competition in 1986, adding that within these years, Kano State has emerged first position for 15 times.