By Etim Homage
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, has passed a Bill for a Law to provide for free tuition and examination fees for Public Primary and Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State into law.
The Bill which was brought before the House by the Member representing Oruk Anam State Constituency and House Leader, Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan
Presenting the Committee’s Report at Plenary on Tuesday, the Chairman, House Committee on Education Hon. Godwin Ekpo noted that the Bill seeks to provide for free tuition and examination fee in all public primary and secondary schools in Akwa Ibom state.
The Lawmaker said the bill seeks to address existing challenges and promote favorable standard education in the state.
He said the Bill is predicated on the need to actualise the dream of the present administration to better the future of Akwa Ibom child.
The House after receiving and considering the Report at the Committee of the Whole, passed the Bill into Law.
At Plenary also, the House received several other reports from different house Committees to include a report from House Committee on Works regarding Equipping of Fire Stations in the State, Report from Adhoc Committee on Local Government led by Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan which considered the reinstatement of the suspended Chairman of Nsit Atai, Hon Lady Emem Ibanga with few other motions and Bills also considered.
Meanwhile, the House has adjourned its plenary to Thursday, Thursday 16, 2020.
Office of the Speaker,
Akwa lbom State House of Assembly.