The Federal Government has been urged to design a curriculum that will integrate the informal Tsangaya Islamic education into the modern educational system in the country.
The call was made in a communiqué issued at the end of two days meeting of supreme council of Tijjaniyya leaders on Sunday held at Command Guest House Bauchi.
Signed by the Chairman of the Communiqué Committee and the Secretary Professor Abdullahi Okene and Nasiru Madaki, the communiqué noted that the integration of the Tsangaya Islamic informal education in Nigeria will go along way in eradication of proliferation of street begging by children pursuing Qur’anic knowledge.
According to the communiqué, the integration of Tsangaya and Islamiyya schools on the approved school curriculum and syllabus will reduce the menace and proliferation of Almajiri’s in the country.
The Tijjaniyya clerics also called on the Federal Government to established Commission for Tsangaya and Islamic Education and appoint people who have direct link with the schools to ensure proper development.
The communiqué also appealed to federal Government to reduced hajj fare for intending pilgrims to fullfiled religious right and to direct the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to review the 2017 Hajj fare downwards.
The Communique also called on the Federal Government to take drastic measures on kidnappers and incessant rape cases in the county.
The Supreme Council of Tijjaniyya clerics agreed that all the Khalifas and Tariqa leaders to educate and sensitize general public on the need for modern system and integration of Tsangaya and Islamic education.
It also urged the leaders and clerics to submits details of their Tsangaya and Islamic Schools to Sheik Dahiru Bauchi Foundation.
The meeting was attended by Tijjaniyya clerics and leaders across the country .