Integrating IQTEs into formal school system in Nigeria

The northern part of Nigeria houses most of the country’s out-of-school children. However, many parents in the region embrace Islamiyya, Quranic and Tsangaya Education (IQTE), with children often being sent far from home to acquire knowledge of the Quran. Considering the huge number of IQTE schools and their students, the integration of these schools into the formal system may help Nigeria draw closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals targets, especially Goal 4- Education for All.