Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on March 12, 2018
Federal Government says it has appropriated over six hundred million naira in the 2018 budget for execution of capital projects at the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies.
It has also committed two hundred million naira to the rehabilitation of the board’s buildings ceded to it by the government.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said this while commissioning the national headquarters of the board in Kaduna
It also added that plans are underway to capture staff of the board into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which will cost the government over two billion naira annually.
NBAIS is the regulatory and examination body for Arabic and Islamic Secondary Schools and centres in the country.
The Board, established in 1960 as Arabic and Islamic Studies Unit under the defunct Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education, became a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education in 2017.
The Minister who was represented at the event by the Director of Basic and Secondary Education in the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Karage said, the ministry, over the years is committed to the overall development of Arabic education in Nigeria.