….Commends NSSEC Boss On the Initiative

The Kogi State House of Assembly has commenced a public hearing on the bill to establish Kogi State Senior Secondary Education Board, KSSSEB.

According to a statement made available to journalists by the Head Press and Protocol, NSSEC, Fatima Ahmed Bappare, the Executive Secretary, National Senior Secondary Education Commission, Dr Iyela Ajayi, who was present at the public hearing Thursday in Kogi State to present a submission elaborating on the NSSEC Act 2023, commended the Kogi State Government and the House of Assembly for their high level seriousness on the KSSSEB Bill.

Dr Ajayi noted that the commencement of this democratic process is a clear demonstration of the state’s determination to domesticate the Senior Secondary Education Act, 2023.

This, he added, would regulate and provide the needed interventions for secondary education in the state.

The NSSEC Executive Secretary further made fourteen observations and recommendations on the proposed bill, passage of which he said, would lead to the overall development of senior secondary schools in Kogi State.

Commenting on the public hearing on the KSSSEB Bill, the speaker Kogi State House of Assembly Alhaji Aliyu Umar Yusuf, lauded the NSSEC Executive Secretary for being a good ambassador of the State.

He further stressed that his observations and recommendations had been noted by the lawmakers, and the assembly would do the needful to guard against conflict that may arise between the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technical Education Board, Teaching Service Commission and the proposed KSSSEB when the bill is finally passed into law.

In his remarks to the house, Mr. Wemi Jones, former Commissioner of Education Kogi State, noted that domestication of the NSSEC Act 2023 is a welcome development that will further develop the senior secondary school sub-sector in Kogi State, adding that the state government will continue to make efforts to reposition education in the state that will make the state a reference point in education in the North.

Also present at the Public Hearing were representatives of Kogi State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS; and the National Association of Proprietors of Private schools, NAPPS, Other stakeholders at the occasion includes the Association of Private School Owners, APSON, NECO, and Kogi State chapter of Teaching Services Commission, TESCO.