University Links: Home Page | Site Map
Covenant University Repository

Provision of Formal Education to Almajiris: The Role of Libraries

Ifijeh, Goodluck and Iwu-James, Juliana Provision of Formal Education to Almajiris: The Role of Libraries. European Scientific Journal, 8 (15). pp. 97-108. ISSN ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431

[img] PDF
Download (187Kb)


Provision of formal education to Almajiris has become a subject of national discourse in Nigeria today. This paper examines the concept and plight of the almajiris. It identifies parental influence, infrastructural decay of Qu‟ranic schools, religious fanatism and poverty as causes of lack of formal education of almajiris. The study advocates that public and school libraries must begin to play relevant roles and contribute to the provision of formal education to almajiris. It outlines the roles public and school libraries must play in order to enhance almajiri education. In order to effectively play their roles, the study suggests that libraries should source for funds from external agencies rather than depend only on their parent institutions/organizations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Almajiri, Education, School libraries, Public libraries, Nigeria
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 13:30
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 10:28

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item