The second reading was given to a measure repealing the National Secondary Education Commission Act. Bills to enact the Arbitration and Mediation Act, which would create a single legal framework for the resolution of commercial disputes, were also enacted.
The National Senior Secondary Education Act, 2022, was passed by the Senate, which set out the essential parameters for senior secondary education in Nigeria.
The 6-3-3-4 system separated Senior Secondary Education from Junior Secondary Education, however while the Junior Secondary component was designated as Basic Education and was regulated by the Universal Basic Education Commission, the Senior Secondary level was not.
Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, the bill's sponsor, said the bill provided for the management of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission Fund as a source of government intervention to reposition Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria during his lead discussion on the general principles.
Following deliberation, Senate President Ahmad Lawan forwarded the bill to the Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary) for further legislative work.
The Committee was given four weeks to provide a report to the full chamber.
Other legislation were also approved for concurrence by the House of Representatives after a clause-by-clause review by the Committee of the Whole.
Federal Medical Centre Ogoja, Cross-River State (Establishment) Bill, 2022; Federal Medical Centre Igboora, Oyo State (Establishment) Bill, 2021; and Advertising Regulatory Council Bill, 2022 are among the bills introduced.
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