Pro-Wike Assembly passes bill to amend Rivers education law

The Rivers State House of Assembly, led by Martin Amaewhule, has passed a bill to amend the Rivers State Education (Return of Schools) Law No. 1 of 2005.

The passage of the bill occurred during the 2nd Legislative Sitting of the Second Session of the Tenth Assembly on Tuesday.

The amendment aims to bring significant changes to the state’s education sector, aligning it with modern demands and requirements.

During the debate on the Report of the House Committee on Education, lawmakers voiced their backing for the Bill, emphasizing the need for the government to reclaim control of the schools for more effective management.

They argued that returning the schools to government control would enable them to better cater to the educational needs of girls in Asari Toru Local Government Area and beyond, ultimately promoting girls’ education and empowerment in the region.

The House Speaker Amaewhule praised the sponsor of the Bill, Tekenari Granville, a member representing Asari-Toru state Constituency II, while commenting on the Report, stating that the intent behind the legislation is commendable.

According to Amaewhule, the Bill aims to correct a historical mistake by reclaiming Kalabari Girls High School, Buguma from the church and returning it to government control, ensuring more effective management and better educational outcomes for the students.

He explained that the objective of the bill is to enable the government to assume administrative control of the school, ensuring it fulfills its intended purpose.

Following this, the House, under its procedures, transformed into a Committee of the Whole to meticulously review the Bill’s clauses.

After thorough deliberation, the House reverted to Plenary, where the Bill was subsequently passed.

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