14 August 2020 by Sunny Adebija
The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones has emphasised the need for the state to have an educational law that will transform the sector.
He stated this while addressing the Joint House Committees on Education Science and Technology and Judiciary, Justice and Protocols at a public hearing on a bill for a Law to make Provisions Enacting the Kogi State Education Law and other matters connected therewith twenty twenty in Lokoja.
Mr Jones said the proposed law would be a standard document that would regulate the sector.
According to him, the Education Ministry in the State was desirous of having a law that would enable it checkmate some of the challenges in the sector especially at the primary and post primary school levels.
He stressed the need for the State to be at par with other States in the country as education remains the major sector to reposition the state.
He appealed to the committees to give the bill the necessary attention it deserved to assist the ministry with working document to address the ills in the sector.
Co-chairman of the house joint committees , Cosmas Atabor who acknowledged that the State was in dire need of a workable and effective educational law said stakeholders needed to make positive imputs on the draft bill to ensure its smooth implementation when passed into law.
Chairman, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Doctor Habib Yaqeem said the draft bill should be one that would drive the state into the fourth industrial revolution which is characterised by knowledge and ideas.
The House joint committees on Education, Science and Technology and that of Judiciary and Justice also held a public hearing on a bill for a law to provide for establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara and other matters connected therewith twenty twenty.
Stakeholders at the hearing described the initiative as a welcomed development in view of the mineral resources that abound in the State.