A bill seeking to prolonged the Nigerians federal government’s free, compulsory education programme from Junior secondary school to the Senior secondary school has passed the first reading session of the senate floor.
The bill was represented by the Imo West senatorial district, Rochas okorocha.
The Imo state Former Governor in a statement issued by his office media on wednesday said the bill when passed into law would go a long way in ensuring that children access quality education upto senior secondary school.
He described the bill proposal tagged: ‘Free Universal education Act Amendment Bill’ as a people oriented bill.
He hoped that the bill will be accelerated and be given subsequent attention by the executives.
In addition Rochas Okorocha was the first Nigerian Governor to fully implement the free education policy across all levels of education from 2011 to 2019 while in office.