Reps Reject Bill To Prohibit Children Of Public Officers From Attending Foreign Schools


Nigerian lawmakers in the House of Representatives has rejected a bill that sought to prohibit public servants from attending foreign schools.

The bill sponsored by Sergius Ogun was rejected by members of the House on Thursday on the floor of the green chamber.

It would be recalled that the same bill was sponsored by Mr Ogun in 2018 but the lawmakers rejected it.

Leading the debate, Mr Ogun argued that the bill will help to address the fallen standard in Nigerian public schools.

“This bill is proposed against the background of fallen standards in our educational system and the need to bring the sector up to speed with global best standards.

“Unfortunately, as a result of the inability of the government to provide quality education in its public educational institutions, Nigerians have resorted to private schools and foreign schools for their education,” he said.

Mr Ogun’s argument did not sway his colleagues, as they argued against his points.

Nicholas Ossai from Delta State said the bill violates the individual rights of Nigerians. He argued that the bill should be withdrawn.

When the bill was put into question, it was rejected.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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