Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has confirmed the commitment to complete 27 Islamic colleges aimed at enhancing Arabic and Islamic studies across the state and beyond. During the inauguration of the 18th National Conference in Maiduguri to mark International World Arabic Day, the governor emphasized ongoing support for the promotion and dissemination of the Arabic language throughout the country,Daily Trust reports.

Governor Zulum stated, “Arabic is a language second to none in the world, and we must ensure its promotion and propagation. Borno State has pledged to establish 27 Arabic colleges, and so far, we have successfully established eight. Insha Allah, we plan to establish all 27 before the end of my tenure.”

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Additionally, Professor Muhammad Umaru Ndagi from the Department of Linguistics and African Languages at the University of Abuja urged participants to view Arabic beyond its religious context. He highlighted the historical significance of Arabic as a language of science and technology worldwide, emphasizing the need to restore its role in these domains.


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