By Saheed Ibrahim
President Muhammadu Buhari, has assented to a bill establishing the National Senior Secondary Education Commission.
According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters – Senate, Senator Babajide Omoworare, the National Senior Secondary Education Act establishes a Commission and prescribes minimum standards for senior secondary education in Nigeria and the management of the National Senior Secondary Education Fund.
While leading the debate on the bill on the floor of the Senate, the Leader of the Senate, Sen. Abdullahi Yahaya, informed lawmakers that the bill sought to set and enforce standards and to provide interventions by the Federal Government towards repositioning senior secondary education in Nigeria.
Buhari also assented to seven other bills establishing the National Social Investment Programme Agency, the Chartered Institute of Power Engineers of Nigeria Act, the National Social Investment Programme Agency and the Federal University of Health Sciences Ila-Orangun (Establishment) Act.
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