Many of the out-of-school children in Nigeria were attending Quranic schools especially in the Northern states where children were expected to recite the Quran. The Quranic schools with several stakeholders were engaged for the infusion of common core into their curriculum so that the children are learning the core subjects in addition to the Quranic education in the schools that were later tagged Integrated Quranic and Tsangaya Education (IQTE) thereby giving access to children to get formal education.

The IQTE teachers have also been involved in teacher training programme to enable them deliver competent lessons to their pupils.

One key intervention to encourage Almajiris to be in school was the farming scheme ESSPIN supported the Alarammas to embark upon. Hybrid crops and fertilizer were supplied to boost their yields after promising to allow the children to go to schools.

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