IDE: Bills and motions addressing educational challenges in Nigeria

In this piece, OrderPaper highlights some bills and motions in the 10th House of Representatives that aim to address educational challenges facing the country. Education in Nigeria is challenged by a wide range of issues including the high cost of education, inadequate funding, poor educational infrastructure, inadequate classrooms, classroom equipment (computers, projectors, laboratories, and libraries), lack of qualified teachers, and a poor or polluted learning environment, amongst others. Seeking to address the challenges facing the...

STANDOUT: 10 Bills of promise in 5 months of 10th NASS

Continuing our review of the first six months into the four-year tenure of the tenth Assembly, OrderPaper dives into the 1331 bills that have been sponsored thus far, selecting the top 1o  bills with the potential to have an impact on citizens and add value to the nation.      Lawmaking is one of the most common duties attributed to a legislator. While some would shy away from this duty, stating that the lack of...

EXPLAINER: All you need to know about the student loan law

The enactment of the student loan law is a unique initiative that provides students from low-income families access to higher education through interest-free loans and the financial flexibility it offers. Here are key provisions and consequential implications of the law   On the 12th of June, 2023, the Access to Higher Education Bill, popularly known as the students loans scheme, was passed into law with the assent of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Act aims...

Governance: 7 steps of how bills become laws

Have you ever wondered how governance works? How do we get ruled by politicians? Why are we obliged to obey laws made by the government? Read along as we dive into “how bills become laws.” Every law out there, from civil to criminal laws, you name it, has gone through different processes before becoming a ‘law.’ First of all, what’s a bill? A bill is a proposed law that is before the legislature for approval....

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