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Labour Party VP Candidate Baba-Ahmed Backs Bill Seeking To Ban Foreign Education For Public Officers’ Children

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has backed a bill that proposes a ban on foreign education for children of public office holders in the country due to the dilapidating state of public education in the country. This is evident in the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government’s negligence to resolve the crisis that has lasted for over 5 months.

Baba-Ahmed has taken to his verified Twitter account to vent his anger about the development on Wednesday, tweeting, “ASUU seeking a bill to ban foreign education for children of public officials is a way to go.

“Education should be a key in any country that wishes to grow. Invest in our youth. It’s that simple,” he added.

Recall that a member of the House of Representatives, Sergius Ogun representing Esan North East/Esan South-East Federal Constituency, had earlier this year sponsored a bill seeking to regulate how children of public officers enrol in schools outside the shores of Nigeria.

While sponsoring the bill entitled ‘A Bill for an Act to Regulate International Studies for Wards and Children of Nigerian Public Officers, to Strengthen Indigenous Institutions, Provide Efficient Educational Services for National Development; and for Related Matters,’ Ogun had noted that the proposal would strengthen indigenous educational institutions to meet global standards.

Written by Adekunle Biodun

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