FME inaugurates committee on secondary education commission

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Federal Ministry of Education headquarters in Abuja

The Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday, 13th June inaugurated a 15-member committee for the take-off of the National Commission for Secondary Education.

Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono while setting up the committee in Abuja charged it to work with certain modalities for the smooth take-off of the commission.

EduCeleb.com learnt from Echono that the act establishing the commission was passed into law in 1999 but was never implemented.

He had mandated the committee to look into reviewing the 20 year old commission law.

“The president approved secondary education commission to fill the identified gap because we have TETFund seeing through tertiary education and UBEC the basic education.

“The secondary school education was seen as an orphan but this commission will help fill the gap.

“The primary function of this commission is to set standards and ensure education meet the needs of our country as well as global competitiveness.”

Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education

Members of the committee have three weeks to submit a draft report that will determine the organisational structure and manpower requirements of the commission.

The Committee would be headed by permanent secretary who doubles as the chairman of the committee.

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Other members include Director, Basic Education, Dr Lami Amodu; Director, Technical and Science Education, Mrs E.O Adedigba; and Director, Education, Planning, Research and Development, Mr C.O Ogbede.

Director, Human Resources, Mr Anwalu Kolo; Director, Legal Services, Mrs O.O Ajibade and staff from agencies of under the ministry also constitute the Committee membership.

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