Integration of Entrepreneurship Development in the Almajiri Educational System in Katsina State Nigeria


  • Aliyu Mamman Federal University Dustin-Ma
  • Oladejo Lukman Gbolagade Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Abdulkarim Garba Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Olaoye Ismail Kayode Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Ahmadu Abubakar Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Olusegun Kazeem Lekan Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Sonny Emmanuel Braide Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Jibrin Nuhu Shagari Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Abdulrahaman Abdulrazak Morenikeji Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  • Orinya John Ogbu Federal University Dutsin-Ma


Entrepreneurship development; Integration; Almajiri; Education; Katsina State


Despite the establishment of Almajiri formal education in 2012, Nigeria is still experiencing
high number of almajiri across the country most especially, the Northern parts. The failure of the recent
almajiri formal schools in Northern Nigeria to reduce or eradicate the number of almajiri children
roaming the streets and begging for alms calls for a great concern. Therefore, this study aimed at
integrating almajiri system of education with the basic entrepreneurship skills programmes and to assess
the effect of the integration on the entrepreneurship development, using 144 valid responses received
from mallams from Almajiri schools, staff of ministries of education and boards of Arabic and Islamic
studies across the 3 senatorial districts of Katsina State. The study utilized convenience and purposive
sampling techniques in the selection of the respondents due to heterogeneous nature of the population
and the absence of knowledge about the sample frame. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies,
percentages, mean, minimum and maximum values were used in data presentation; while multiple
regression technique was used in assessing the effect of the study variables. Major findings indicate
that integration of Almajiri system of education with basic entrepreneurship skills has positive and significant effect on entrepreneurship development. The study therefore concludes that integration of
Almajiri system of education with basic entrepreneurship skills is achievable and that it will enhance
entrepreneurship, and ultimately economic, activities in the state. The study recommends that the
Almajiri system of education should be integrated with entrepreneurship skills; as doing so will foster
entrepreneurship development.


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Mamman, A. ., Gbolagade, O. L., Garba, A. ., Kayode, O. I. ., Abubakar, A. ., Lekan, O. K., Braide, S. E. ., Shagari, J. N. ., Morenikeji, A. A. ., & Ogbu, O. J. . (2020). Integration of Entrepreneurship Development in the Almajiri Educational System in Katsina State Nigeria: Array. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, 16(3). Retrieved from



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