Bill For Changing Of TASCE's Name Scales Second Reading - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Bill For Changing Of TASCE's Name Scales Second Reading

A bill seeking change of name of the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), to the Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, Omu-Ajose has scaled through second reading at the Ogun State House of Assembly

Also two other bills including the Ogun State Fiscal Responsibility Commission (Amendment) Law, 2021 and Oba and Chiefs, Council of Obas and Traditional Council Law of Ogun State, 2021 scaled through second during the lawmakers' plenary in Abeokuta 

Opening debate on the TASCE bill for the change of the college's names, House Committee Chairman on Education, Science and Technology,Hon. Ademuyiwa Adeyemi and other members, Adeyanju Adegoke, Kemi Oduwole, Abayomi Fasuwa, Sola Adams and Majority Leader,Yusuf Sheriff unanimously agreed to the change of nomenclature for the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu in Ijebu

The lawmakers stressed the need  to address the identity challenge being faced by the institution , particularly the similarity of the name with that of the Tai Solarin University of Education, (TASUED), which is making it difficult for the institution in accessing intervention funds .   

They posited that there was need for collaborative efforts between government, developmental partners and public-spirited individuals to improve on the existing infrastructural facility on the campus of the institution, saying that the choice of proposing a new name in honour of the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebu-land was a well deserved recognition for the paramount ruler especially in recognition of his untiring efforts towards the development of the State.

On the State Fiscal Responsibility Commission (Amendment) Law, 2021, the Sponsor, Hon. Kunle Sobukanla, as well as his colleagues Honourables Modupe Mujota and Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye, who took turn to lend their voices in support for the speedy passage of the bill, stated that when operational, the bill would be assist government in putting in place mechanism to determine its capacity to obtain credit as well as ability plan towards meeting the yearning of the people especially during emergency.

Similarly on a bill seeking a legal frame work for approved method for the Selection, Appointment and Recognition of Obas, Chiefs and Traditional Council in Ogun State and for purposes incidental and supplementary to them", members who took turn to contribute to the debate opined that it was hightime the various inadequacies contained in the old law were addressed through the enactment of an all-inclusive legislation that would spell out the process of installing monarchs in their various categories.

Condemning the irregularities that had characterized the selection process of traditional rulers, including controversial court rulings on facts and family histories, the lawmakers submitted that the bill poised to put the traditional institution in its pride of place; thereby encouraging charismatic and responsible individuals to ascend the thrones.

In his separate responses on the change of name of (TASCE) to the Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, Omu- Ajose law, Speaker Oluomo eulogized Awujale for being a worthy monarch of class, who remained reputed for discipline and promotion of education in his individual capacity, enjoying stakeholders in education to evolve more educational reforms and enabling measures to serve as a bridge to higher academic attainment with a view to accommodating more students in tertiary institutes across the State.

 This he noted would take more secondary school leavers off the streets for a more productive academic attainments.

Oluomo thereafter charged the three bills to the House Committees on Finance and Appropriation, Education, Science and Technology as well Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for further legislative actions.

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