Nigeria to build schools for 'begging' pupils

Initiative comes after pupils who should be attending Islamic classes ended up roaming streets.

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    Nigeria's federal government is building 100 new schools in the north to deal with the growing problem of young boys roaming the streets begging for food and money.

    The boys are supposed to be in Islamic schools learning to recite the Quran, but many of them are going astray.

    Yvonne Ndege reports from Sokoto.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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