Bills, Senate

A bill seeking the establishment of Federal University of Education, Technical, Kano State, passed second reading in the Senate on Wednesday.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Jibrin Barau (APC Kano) seeks to situate the university at Bichi.

Barau, who represents Kano North, in his lead debate, said there was need to have a strong system in the educational sector with the establishment of more institutions for training of teachers.

He said the aim of the proposed Federal University of Education in Bichi was to encourage advancement of learning to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction.

The lawmaker said: “To develop and offer academic, technical no but and professional programmes leading to the award of certificates, first degrees, post graduate research, diploma and higher degrees with emphasis on planning, developmental and adaptive skills in education.

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“To produce socially mature educational men and women with capabilities not to only understand the educational and technological needs of Nigeria as a nation, but also to exploit existing educational infrastructure and improve on them to develop new ones.

“To bring quality change in Technical Education by focusing on teacher education, through teaching and learning innovations.

“My highly respected colleagues, the enactment of this bill will go a long way in transforming the decayed educational infrastructure in Nigeria and change the educational fortunes of the country for the better.

“It will also provide a balanced educational development in Kano State and indeed the entire country,” Barau stated.

The bill, however, passed second reading when put to voice votes by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Lawan thereafter referred the bill to the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TetFund for more legislative inputs.

The Star



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