The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading, a bill seeking to establish a national commission for almajiri education and out-of-school-children.
The bill, sponsored by Shehu Balarabe Kakale and 18 others, is titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to establish National Commission for Almajiri Education and out of School Children’.
It seeks to provide for a multimodal system of education to tackle the menace of Illiteracy, develop skill acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes, prevent youth poverty, delinquency and destitution in Nigeria.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said: “Education has been a top in our legislative agenda. We have just concluded a two day summit on tertiary education, we hope that at the end of the day, we’ll make recommendations”.