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Senate Adopts Bill To Improve Secondary Education

The National Senior Secondary Education Commission Bill, 2022, was approved by the Senate on Tuesday.

Following the Committee on Education’s review of a report, the bill was passed (Basic and Secondary).

In a presentation made on behalf of the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam (APC – Yobe East), Senator Akon Eyakenyi (PDP – Akwa-Ibom South), stated the measure, which has 33 provisions, seeks to repeal the current Act on National Secondary Education Commission.

According to Eyakenyi, the bill when assented into law, would strengthen the legislative framework for the functioning of the Senior Secondary Education sector.

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The lawmaker added that, “it also seeks to address the unfortunate abandonment of the Senior Secondary Education in Nigeria in terms of regulatory and financial intervention which hitherto has been extended to Primary and Junior Secondary Education through UBEC, and the Tertiary Education Institutions through TETFUND, NBTE, NCCE.”

“The bill also makes provision for the source of funding for the intervention and modalities for benefitting therefrom”, she said.


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