Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Efficacy of Entrepreneurship Education for Al-Majiri System in the Northern Nigeria in the 21st Century

Author(s): Yusuff Jelili Amuda

Al-Majiri system had been playing significant roles in religious knowledge and moral inculcation in the northern part of Nigeria. Prior to colonialism, most scholars were produced by this system. In the 21st Century, different spheres such as: education, political and socioeconomic facets of human endeavours have been improving. Nonetheless, the system cannot withstand the challenge of the 21st Century because of its stagnation. The current government’s policy has not included entrepreneurship as a potential to be tapped to improve the condition of the destitute children in Al-Majiri and most studies on entrepreneurship in the context of Nigeria neglect Al-Majiri children in the northern part of Nigeria. The primary objective of this paper is to examine entrepreneurship education towards enhancing the socio-economic condition of AlMajiri children in the northern part of the country. The paper has demonstrated that, entrepreneurship is viable especially through policy that will support the effectiveness and efficiency of entrepreneurship education. In conclusion, it has been argued that, this inclusion is important in addressing the street begging by the majority of these children. It is thereby suggested that, UBEC and NBAIS should collaborate in initiating Entrepreneurship Development Act for business initiative among Al-Majiri students. The government should provide infrastructural facility and funds for the implementation of entrepreneurship education. Also, the management of Al-Majiri should provide commercialization strategies for the implementation of entrepreneurship education.

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