Bill to regulate tertiary institutions’ activities scales second reading

Willie Obiano, Anambra State governor

A bill for a law to regulate the activities of tertiary institutions owned and managed by the Anambra State Government has scaled second reading at the Anambra State House of Assembly.

The bill which is sponsored by the member representing Njikoka Two Constituency, Dr Pete Ibida and others passed second reading during

According to Dr Ibida the Bill seeks to discourage dishonesty, enhance research by scholars and protect students from exploitation by staff working in Anambra State owned tertiary institutions.

The lawmaker expressed confidence that the Bill when passed will arrest unwholesome acts going on in the State tertiary institutions like cultism, sexual harassment of students by lecturers and deliberate misplacement of examination answer scripts among others.

On his part, the member representing Onitsha South One constituency, Uzoma Eli said the bill is geared towards promoting educational standards in higher institutions and provide punitive measures for those who engage in immorality.

In his contribution, the member representing Nnewi North Constituency, Nonso Okafor who commended Dr Ibida for initiating such important bill, noted that it will alleviate the sufferings of many students and restore the lost glory of tertiary institutions.

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The member representing Anambra East Constituency, Obinna Emeneka who regretted that the media is now awashed with news of how lecturers harass female students sexually maintained that the bill will enthrone discipline in higher institutions owned and controlled by the State government.

The Chairman, House committee on Information and Culture, Okechukwu Okoye and the member representing Njikoka One constituency,
Dr Timothy Ifedioramma who described the bill as apt, stated that it will enthrone discipline in the state owned tertiary institutions.

The Deputy Speaker, Dr Paschal Agbodike who presided over the plenary read out the bill for the second time, while the lawmakers supported it through a voice vote.

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