By Israel Afolabi, Osogbo
Osun State Universal Basic Education Amendment bill 2021 has scaled through second reading.
The bill which scaled through second reading at the Plenary of Osun State House of Assembly, on Wednesday after the motion moved by the Majority Leader of the house Hon. Maroof Olanrewaju and seconded by Hon. John Babatunde Ibirigba representing Egbedore State Constituency respectively.
The Majority Leader Hon. Olanrewaju while presenting the benefits of the bill during the Policy Thrust noted that the bill is long overdue for amendment.
He said the bill was enacted in 2017 while nothing that it need to be amended.
He also said that the bill if passed into law would bring a lots of benefits to the education sector.
He confirmed that the bill if passed into law would address many wrong things in the education.
According to him, “This will address wrong things in the education”.
“It will ensure proper management of schools across the state he added”.
He noted that the bill would brings a lots of changes in education policy in the state.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the Parliament, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye noted that the bill needs to be amended for the progress of the state.
According to him, “Primary education is very important to all children because we must conform with happenings in the country”.
“Osun state can not be exceptional in education sector” he added.
In their various contributions, the lawmakers noted that the bill would ensure education for all children in the state.
They said that the bill if passed into law would brings about policy review on education in the state.
They also confirmed that the bill would control and give efficient to education while nothing that the bill would add productivity after the amendment.
Earlier, the Speaker Rt. Hon Timothy Owoeye appreciated the lawmakers for their support and contributions to move the state forward.
He also said the year 2022 Budget Talk would come up on Tuesday 30th November, 2021.
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