Bauchi Assembly Approves Bill for Access to Equal Primary Education for Children Under 5

Bauchi State House of Assembly, chaired by Deputy Speaker Danlami Ahmed Kawule, unanimously passed and passed a bill on Wednesday that would make access to basic education compulsory for all children in the state.

As contained in the bill, any parent who violates the bill’s provision when it is eventually signed by the governor could face a year in prison or pay a fine of N100,000.

The passage of the bill followed the submission of a House Committee on Education report on a bill for a law to promote children’s access to primary education in Bauchi State and on related matters prepared by the committee’s chairman, Hon. Babayo Muhammad, who represents the Hardawa constituency.

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The report stated that the committee had engaged all stakeholders in the education sector to gather their views and concerns about the bill.

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It noted that the bill aims to guarantee the right to basic education for every child in the state who reaches the age of 5.

The commission advised that under violation and punishment in the bill, the sentence of any parent, spouse or teacher who refuses to enroll a pupil or student in school without lawful reason should be increased to one year in prison with an option of a fine. of N100,000 or both.

Speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman, representative of Ningi Central Constituency, requested the House to approve the bill for a law to promote children’s access to primary education in Bauchi state and related matters to undergo the third reading and he was seconded by Hon. Sabo Bako Sade represents the Sade constituency.

After approval by the House, the Speaker instructed the Registrar of the House, Umar Yusuf Gital Esq, to ​​conduct the third reading and the bill was therefore passed.

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The house was then adjourned to Tuesday, September 20, 2022. as moved and seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader and Minority Leader.

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