FG inaugurates Committee for Secondary Education Commission

The Federal government is set to resuscitate plans for the establishment of national commission for secondary education in the country.

A fifteen man committee was inaugurated to provide a working plan for the take off of the commission.

Helen Osamede Akins reports that the Federal Ministry of Education in 1999, proposed the establishment of a national commission for secondary education following agitations from key players in the subsector.

The body commission was expected to coordinate and regulate the activities of secondary education sub sector and ensure standards were maintained

The proposal was soon shelved and over the years, there has been a steady decline in the quality of students that pass out of secondary schools
across the country.

It has taken twenty years after the proposal was made, for the Federal government to reconsider this proposal and put in motion plans towards
implementing it.

It has set up a committee to determine the organizational structure of the commission, and to come up with its proposed take-off budget.  The committee which is headed by the permanent secretary of the ministry has been given three weeks to come up with its report.