Bill to improve secondary school education passes second reading

A bill to repeal the Countrywide Secondary Schooling Fee Act scaled the 2nd reading through. Also passed were payments to enact the Arbitration and Mediation Act to deliver for a unified authorized framework for the settlement of professional disputes.

The Senate handed the NSSE monthly bill which sought to set up the National Senior Secondary Instruction Act, 2022, to prescribe standard requirements for senior secondary education and learning in Nigeria.

The 6-3-3-4 process delivered for disarticulation of Senior Secondary Schooling from Junior Secondary Education, but although the Junior Secondary element was categorised beneath Primary Education and savored regulatory oversight and intervention from the Common Standard Schooling Fee, the Senior Secondary level had no regulatory body.

In his direct debate on the normal ideas, the bill’s sponsor, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, reported the monthly bill produced provision for the management of the Nationwide Senior Secondary Schooling Fee Fund, as a source of authorities intervention toward repositioning Senior Secondary Colleges in Nigeria.

The monthly bill, immediately after consideration, was referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Education and learning (Standard and Secondary) for further legislative function.

The Committee was presented 4 weeks to report back again to the chamber in plenary.

Also passed ended up other bills for concurrence from the Dwelling of Associates by the chamber following a clause-by-clause consideration by the Committee of the Complete.

The payments include Federal Clinical Centre Ogoja, Cross-River Point out (Establishment) Invoice, 2022 Federal Professional medical Centre Igboora, Oyo State (Institution) Bill, 2021 and Promotion Regulatory Council Invoice, 2022.

The four payments for concurrence were being sponsored by the senate chief symbolizing Kebbi North, Yahaya Abdullahi.

In his lead debate, the Senate Chief explained that the Arbitration and Mediation Act, 2022, sought to repeal the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Cap A18, Regulations of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

He disclosed that the piece of laws recognises and enforces the New York Conference on overseas arbitration awards to any award produced in Nigeria or any contracting condition arising out of global commercial arbitration.

He additional that it also sought the application of the Singapore Convention on the global settlement agreements ensuing from mediation.

The Senate passed the 4 charges for concurrence after a clause-by-clause consideration by the Committee of the Household.

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