Friday, 5 October 2012

Bill to ban public officer’s children from studying abroad passes second reading

A bill which seeks to prevent children of public office holders from schooling abroad has passed second reading in the Senate.

The bill, if passed, will restrict children of public office holders from schooling abroad except for specialized courses not offered in any of the country’s educational institutions.

The sponsor of the bill, Senator Mohammed Basheer (PDP Kano) said the country’s education sector is confronted with serious challenges and it has become important for the Senate to adopt drastic measures to rescue the ailing educational system.

The bill was among three bills which passed second reading in the Senate on Thursday without being debated.

Another bill which seeks to compel the executive arm of government to implement resolutions passed by the National Assembly, also passed second reading.

Hmmm.. What do you think about this bill?

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