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Kwara Assembly Backs State’s Education Reform Agenda


By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin

The Kwara State House of Assembly is to give necessary legal backing to the state’s education reform agenda to justify the huge investment in the state education sector.

The Speaker, Rt Hon Dr. Ali Ahmad, gave the assurance in Ilorin, while receiving the state’s team of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESPIN) during the team’s courtesy visit to the House.

Ahmad said the need became imperative in view of the strategize role of education in ensuring the socio-economic and political emancipation of any society, noting that the proposed law would enumerate the roles of all stakeholders with a view to ensuring that they perform optimally to raise the standard of education in the state.

He praised ESPIN for its tremendous support to the state education sector, noting that the last 6 years of ESPIN in the state had risen the hope of the downtrodden of having access to quality education.

The Speaker who was represented by the Chairman, House Committee on Education and Human Capital Development, Hon. Adebayo Mohammed, noted with delight that ESPIN had made significant impact in the sector through its funding, innovative
approach, monitoring mechanism and social mobilisation and called for the sustenance of its programmes in the state.

Earlier, the Team Leader of ESPIN in the state, Mr James Fadukun, had expressed delight that the government had demonstrated passion for the development of education in the state, enumerating further steps needed to be taken in order to fast track the development of education in Kwara State. 

He said ESPIN moved into the state in 2008 to support the State Government in achieving its reform agenda in the educational sector and would be rounding off in January next year.

He equally advised the State Government on the need to explore the potentials of international donor agencies in ensuring accelerated development of the state and praised the state’s House of Assembly for its commitment in ensuring proper oversight of the education sector.


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