Senate Passes Bill To Strengthen
The Senate, Tuesday, July 26, 2022
passed into law the National Senior Secondary Education Commission Bill, 2022.
The passage of the Bill was sequel to the presentation of its report by the
Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary).
Sen. Akon Eyakenyi (PDP - Akwa-Ibom
South), while presenting the report on behalf of the Committee’s Chairman, Sen.
Ibrahim Gaidam (APC - Yobe East), said the Bill which has 33 clauses, seeks to
repeal the existing Act on National Secondary Education Commission.
She added that the Bill when assented
to would provide and strengthen the legislative framework for the functioning
of the Senior Secondary Education sector.
The lawmaker added that, it will also
address the unfortunate neglect of the Senior Secondary Education in Nigeria in
terms of regulatory and financial interventions which hitherto has been
extended to Primary and Junior Secondary Education through UBEC, and the
Tertiary Education Institutions through TETFUND, NBTE, NCCE.
The Bill when passed into law will
also make provision for the sourcing of funds for interventions and modalities
for benefitting institutions therefrom, she said.
Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, FAI, FIMC, CMC,
Special Assistant (Press)
To President of the Senate
Tuesday, July 26, 2022.