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Emir Sanusi to Northern Governors: Use Mosques as Primary Schools & Channel Funds for Construction of Classrooms to Teachers’ Training and Welfare



While speaking at an event in the Kano Educational Week programme, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has called on Northern governors to use mosques as primary schools, especially in villages.

“I was in Morocco sometimes ago and I asked to see their universities. They took me to mosques where I saw each serving as classrooms teaching Computer Science and other subjects,” he said.

The monarch said that historically, apart from prayers, mosques were used for other things such as marriages, scholarly activities and leadership training.

He advised that funds for construction of school buildings should then be used for training of teachers, providing for their welfare, and provision of other teaching equipment.

Source: Premium Times


  1. yinkus

    February 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    yes, i really hope someone takes this advice seriously, at least if there don’t want to build school, they should use other spaces and spend on the teachers instead

  2. funmilola

    February 7, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    he should lead by example and start in Kano, that will reduce the increasing number of almajiris in Kano….it’s alarming.

    • tunmi

      February 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Please provide the numbers otherwise you are peddling lies.


    February 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Emir Sanusi. You’ve spoken like a fool. How dare you advice the Nothern States of Nigeria to convert Mosques to Primary Schools. And channel monies earmarked for the construction of classrooms to the Teachers?. I found it very disturbing to associate you Emir Sanusi with such statement. Let me ask you Emir Sanusi. Are you preparing to pick another teenage wife? and you don’t want to be seen doing so at the nearest primary School? Is that why you’re trying to make it easier for yourself by encouraging the State governments to relocate primary Schools inside the mosque to fool us into thinking the Emir has gone to the Mosque to pray. Or should I say The Emir has gone to the Mosque to pick another wife? Wonders shall never end. Let them grow Emir Sanusi.

    • tunmi

      February 8, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Do you know the contributions of Islam to many of our fields today. They gave us algebra for one and many contributions to astronomy, architecture, etc. So it is definitely a good move to encourage mosques to double as spaces for education.

      So no, he is not a fool for this suggestion


    February 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    A Mosque is a place of worship not suitable for a primary school education period. Those Students deserves to be in a classroom not in a Mosque period. Since the Emir wants the Nothern State governments to convert mosques to classrooms. We all should ask the foolish Emir the following questions. What will happen to their education when it’s time for afternoon prayers? When he ( Emir Sanasi ) was growing up, was any of his primary school lessons inside a mosque? Apart from his quranic education which took place inside the mosque. I am waiting to hear that Emir Sanusi has donated some of his money towards building of Classrooms in Kano. Instead of saying the darnedest thing.


    February 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Someone needs to advice Emir Sanusi to loosing his turban a little bit. The super tight turban is not allowing him to think straight. He has the ordacity to cite an example of when he went to Morrocco. He asked them to show him their University. They pointed him to the Mosque. Emir Sanusi do you know the level of illiteracy in Morocco today?. Charity begins at home. You don’t have to travel to Morrocco to know what classrooms should look like. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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