By Muhammad Nasir Bashir
Dutse – Alhaji Ali Manu, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa Agency for Nomadic Education, has called on nomads in the the state to enrol their children in school.
Manu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday that acquisition of knowledge would enable their children acquire the necessary knowledge that would guide them in life.
He stressed the need for herdsmen to key into the state government’s Change Agenda in the education sector, which included nomadic education.
“Nomads must give full attention to the education of their children, irrespective of their gender; quality education will give them bright future.
“Acquisition of education will bridge the existing knowledge gap between nomadic and non-nomadic children,”he added.
The executive secretary described education as “the backbone of development’’of any tribe, saying that the importance of children’s education could not be over-emphasised.
“No tribe or group of people progresses without education; so also, no nomad becomes great without education,”he said.
Manu declared that herdsmen in the state had no reason not to enrol their children in school as the government had provided schools in most of their settlements.
“Nomads in Jigawa have no reason not to send their children to school as education has been taken to their doorsteps by the state government.
“Government has established many schools in nomadic settlements across the state,” Manu added. (NAN)