ODHA proposes Secondary Schools Mgt, land grabbing  bills

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo 

A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a Board for the Management of Secondary Schools has been committed to Committee Stage for proper scrutiny.

During a debate on the bill on the floor of the House yesterday, the lawmakers said the bill is in the right direction.

According to them, secondary schools in the State needs total transformation and development.

While speaking on the bill, the Vice Chairman of the Committee, Sulaiman Murtala, said that the bill is long overdue saying that the achievement made by SUBEB, proves that secondary schools need a board that will govern, monitor and discipline secondary school teachers. 

According to him, when the bill is passed into law, it will help Ondo State Secondary School system in terms of development and infrastructures.

In his reaction, the Speaker of the House, Chief Olamide Oladiji, commended the State government for taking a step towards transforming the sector and build the future of the students.

According to him, the board will be able to ensure discipline, thorough supervision, direct and block loopholes in the system for effective service delivery.

Other lawmakers said that most secondary schools do not have a conducive place for learning, hence if the board is created, it will be in charge of monitoring the affairs of secondary schools, thereby getting the development they deserve.

Also, a bill for a law to prohibit forceful entry and illegal occupation of  landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties in Ondo State was also committed to Committee on Lands and Housing.

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This was after the bills have scaled through second reading at a plenary presided over by the Speaker.

The lawmakers noted that the bill being sponsored by the Parliamentary Secretary of the House, Moyinolorun Ogunwumiju, is coming at the right time and when passed into law will  put at bay the activities of land grabbers and protect land owners.

They also stated that land grabbing is very rampant in Ondo State, as people are leaving their properties, while some are being scammed by agents,

 in view of this, the Lawmakers affirmed that the bill when passed into law will  eradicate forceful invasion and land grabbing thereby further fostering peace and development in the State.

The Speaker therefore directed the Committees on Education, and Lands and Housing to properly work on the two bills and submit to the House in two weeks.

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