By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State has discharged another set of Almajiri children from the Amada Quarantine Camp having tested negative to CoronaVirus after completing their two weeks quarantine period in the state.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said forty-four children discharged today, Sunday May 25, 2020, were part of the batch of sixty four children at the transit camp, with the remaining twenty children awaiting their test results later today.
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said at a ceremony that the almajiris are children of the state and urged the people not to stigmatize them.
Represented by the state commissioner for education, Dr. Habu Dahiru, the Governor admonished the children to be ambassadors on the campaign against the spread of the virus as they would be provided with face mask and other preventive materials so they would enlighten their families and peers on the dangers of COVID-19.
He said the children will be handed over to the Balanga Local government administrator.
The Deputy camp director, Malam Yusuf Danbayo described the condition at the camp as suitable for children with the kids taking good meals and having access to qur’anic education as well as enjoying the facilities at the quarantine area.
This batch of almajiri children were from Adamawa state and were kitted with new clothes, bags and educational materials courtesy of the Gombe state government to continue a new form of education under the Better Education Service Delivery for All ( BESDA) at their home base in Balanseni, Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State.