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Type Journal Article - European Scientific Journal
Title Provision Of Formal Education To Almajiris: The Role Of Libraries
Author(s)
Volume 8
Issue 15
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/233/258
Abstract
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.

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