Israel Onoruoiza Reporting
The House of Representatives has taken a decisive step in addressing concerns related to the termination of the law program at the National Open University Commission (NOUN).
Invitations were extended to key figures involved in the decision, including the Acting Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC) and the Director General for the Council of Legal Education.
Truth Live News learnt that, also summoned to shed light on the matter are the heads of the Nigeria Law School, the Chairman of the Board of Benchers, and the Vice-Chancellor of NOUN.
The decision to summon these officials came after a resolution was reached during a meeting between NOUN’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters, aggrieved final-year law students, and the Chairman of the House Committee on University Education, Abubakar Fulata, in Abuja.
The termination of the law program at NOUN was executed based on the directive of the Council of Legal Education.
Chairman Fulata emphasized the need for the Minister of Education and heads of relevant agencies to address issues that could potentially compromise the standard of education in the country.
He highlighted challenges such as strikes, insecurity, inadequate funding, and infrastructural deficiencies, emphasizing that a collaborative effort involving stakeholders, including the National Assembly (NASS), could effectively tackle these issues.
Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, echoed these concerns, expressing dismay over the multifaceted challenges faced by the education sector in the country.
Mamman pointed to a learning crisis, the escalating number of out-of-school children, and growing security issues as critical challenges that demand urgent attention.
The summoning of these key figures to the House of Representatives signals a commitment to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the termination of the law program at NOUN and underscores the importance of addressing broader challenges within the education sector for the benefit of all stakeholders involved.