December 1, 2022

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Senate passes Senior Secondary Training Fee Invoice


The Senate Tuesday handed the Nationwide Senior Secondary Training Fee Invoice, 2022.

The invoice’s passage was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Training (Fundamental and Secondary).

Senator Akon Eyakenyi (PDP – Akwa-Ibom South), in a presentation on behalf of the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam (APC – Yobe East), mentioned the invoice which has 33 clauses, seeks to repeal the present Act on Nationwide Secondary Training Fee. 

In line with Eyakenyi, the invoice when assented into regulation, would strengthen the legislative framework for the functioning of the Senior Secondary Training sector. 

The lawmaker added that, “it additionally seeks to deal with the unlucky abandonment of the Senior Secondary Training in Nigeria when it comes to regulatory and monetary intervention which hitherto has been prolonged to Major and Junior Secondary Training by way of UBEC, and the Tertiary Training Establishments by way of TETFUND, NBTE, NCCE.”

“The invoice additionally makes provision for the supply of funding for the intervention and modalities for benefitting therefrom”, she mentioned. 

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