Nasarawa Assembly passes COE Akwanga Bill

Nasarawa State House of Assembly Monday passed  a Bill for an Act to Establish College of Education, Akwanga, in order to give it a legal backing and complete autonomy to fastrack educational standard quality in the institution.

Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi,  announced the passage of the Bill following a motion moved for its passage by the Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Tanko Tunga.

Abdullahi said that the bill is seeking to expand the institution to enable it to 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’s circle with minimum of a doctorate degree and five-year experience.

“The governing council of the institution should comprise of the host community, Alumina 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.

Tunga, while moving the motion for the passage of the Bill, urged his colleagues to support the it for third reading considering its benefit to the state and the nation.

Meanwhile the Minority Leader of the House, Mr Danladi Jatau, seconded the motion. The House unanimously passed the Bill for third reading.

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