Nasarawa Assembly Passes College Of Education, Akwanga Bill Into Law

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Monday, passed into law “A bill for a Law for the Establishment of College of Education, Akwanga in order to give it a legal backing and complete autonomy to enhance educational standard in the institution.

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the passage of the bill after Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the passage of the bill into law.

Balarabe Abdullahi said that the bill is seeking to expand the institution to enable its collaborate with other degree awarding institutions.

“The bill also seeks to enable the students of College of Education, Akwanga get degree certificates with the affiliated universities.

‘”It provides for the complete autonomy of the institution where the college will employ, promote and discipline its staff.

“Appointment of the Institution’s Provost will be within the College circle with minimum of a doctorate degree and five years experience

“The Governing Council of the institution should comprise of the host community, Allumni association, woman of higher repute and Deputy Provost of the institution among others,” he said

The Speaker directed the clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor’s assent.

Earlier, Tunga while moving the motion for the passage of the bill into law, urged his colleagues to support the bill pass third reading considering its benefit to societal development.

The Minority Leader of the House, Hon Danladi Jatau seconded the motion for the passage of the bill.

The House unanimously passed the bill into third reading.

In a related development, the House also adopted the report of the House Standing Committee on Capital Market, Commerce and Industries on a Bill for a Law for the Establishment of Nasarawa State Hotel Licensing Board and for other Matters Connected Thereto as Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi slated Monday, 16th of this month  for its third reading.

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