We gathered the information on Monday, July 16 2018 that the National Nomadic School of Nigeria has flagged off data capturing for the past and current students of the institutions across the nation, with the aim to convert the schools to fully equipped and functional Islamic schools and institutions for easy Islamization of Nigeria.

Our correspondent at Ebonyi state, who visited the National Nomadic school at Umuoguduosha Ngbo in Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi state, during the time of the exercise gathered that those assigned for the mission which were mostly Hausa Fulani(s) could not provide much information as per why they are gathering the information, as they declined giving any tangible information.

Mr Isaiah Udu, One of the retired teacher of the primary school at Umuoguduosha in Ngbo as well as an indigene of the community, said  "the school was established in many places within Biafra and Nigeria as far back as 1998 to help accommodate the village cattle rearers in the academic and illiteracy eradication policy", he added that one of the school out of the two that was established in Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi state has been renamed due to its nomenclature which affiliate with Islam, he stated that efforts made to change the name of the one at Umuoguduosha in Ngbo was proved abortive, because they are few persons who are using it to make money.

The community leader, chief Samuel Ona, said that the community was not properly educated on the purpose of establishing the school in the community and they have no knowledge on their aim of the current data capturing of the past and current students of the schools.

Some of the past students of the school were seen registering their names and data in the school to those in charge during the exercise on Monday, July 16 2018 at the Nomadic primary school Umuoguduosha in Ngbo, Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi state. Some of the students who spoke with the newsmen said that they don't study any Islamic course or subject in the school.

Some of the villagers who gathered to witness the exercise could not hide their feelings while speaking with our correspondent, as they pleaded for the name to be changed because they do not like the name that the school bear, some were of the opinion that if something is not done within the shortest period of time, that they will have no option than to withdraw their wards from the school because they cannot have anything to do with Islam, which according to them propagate terrorism.

Mr John Aba, headmaster of the National Nomadic primary school Umuoguduosha in Ngbo while speaking with the newsmen, said "the order for the exercise came to us few days before the commencement of it direct from the federal government, that was why we allowed for it".

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For: Ebonyi State Media

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