Teachers’ and parents’ assessment of the inclusive education of the Almajiri and education for all

No Thumbnail Available



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Association of Nigerian Teachers (ASSONT), Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State


This paper investigated Teachers and parents’ assessment of the inclusive education of the Almajiri and Education for All in Nigeria. The population for this study consisted of all teachers (Mallams of the Almajiri School) and parents in the North-Western Geo-political zone of Nigeria; the target population was the teachers (Mallams) and parents of the Almajiri School, and also lecturers in Shehu Shagaria College of Education. 300 samples were randomly selected. The descriptive research survey type was employed; the instrument used was a 10-item structured researcher designed set of questionnaire, subjected to content validity with a test-retest technique of three weeks after the first administration to show its reliability. The two scores obtained were correlated using Pearson statistics for reliability index and resulted in 0.80; the hypotheses were tested using t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The finding showed no significant difference in the assessment of teachers and parents on the objectives of the inclusive education of the almajiri and the achievement of education for all in Nigeria,. The study recommends that, the government should ensure adequate public enlightenment about the scheme so as to increase people’s awareness. The teachers (Ulamas) should be carried along in the design of the curriculum; School Based Management Committee should also be formed. Finally, special Northern Nigeria Trust Fund should be created to fund the inclusive education of the Almajiri and this should be well supported by the Federal Government.



Teachers’ and parents’ assessment, inclusive education, Almajiri and education