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FG votes N800m for Arabic, Islamic Studies board – Minister

The Federal Government said it has appropriated over N600 million in the 2018 budget for execution of capital projects at the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS), just as it has committed N200 million to rehabilitation of the board’s buildings ceded to it by the government.
Speaking during the commissioning of the national headquarters of the board in Kaduna yesterday, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said efforts are in top gear to capture staff of the board into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), which will cost the government over two billion naira annually.
NBAIS is the regulatory and examination body for Arabic and Islamic Secondary Schools and centres in the country. The Board, established 1960 as Arabic and Islamic Studies Unit under the defunct Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education, became a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education in 2017
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