Edo State House of Assembly Thursday passed into law a bill establishing the Edo State University of Education Ekiadolor thereby repealing the law establishing the College of Education Ekiadolor which was passed in 1988 pending the State Governor assent.
The passage of the Bill into law by Parliament followed the clause by clause consideration of the bill in a committee of the whole after the House had earlier adopted the House Standing Committee on Education report on the bill which recommends that the bill be considered and passed into law.
According to the committee’s findings, the bill when passed will help to upgrade the college of Education Ekiadolor, as it will offer courses restricted to Education and will offer in service training for Graduates and non-Graduates Teachers.
Parliament while considering the 66 section bill amended some sections of the bill while others were adopted. Some sections of the law deals with the composition of the University, comprising the chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Bursar, Librarian Registrar staff and students while sections 9 and 10 spells out the functions of the vice-chancellor and the Registrar.
The law empowers the State Governor to constitute the Governing Council of the university and the vice-chancellor while the vice-chancellor has been empowered to appoint two deputy vice-chancellors subject to the ratification of the senate of the university.
Speaking, Rt. Hon. Uyi Igbe directed that clean copies of the law be sent to the Governor for his assent.
It would be recalled that the State Governor, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole recently sent the bill to the House for passage.
Also at plenary, parliament has considered the report of the House Standing Committee on Education on a bill for a law to make provisions for the establishment of a university and matters connected therewith.
The five point findings of the committee’s report states that the bill is desirable as it will boost the socio-economic activities of the host community, bring education to the grassroots, serves as a centre for research, create employment for the people of Uzairue, the university’s host community hence recommends that the bill be considered and passed by the House. (The Nation)