The Senate has passed for first reading a invoice that recommends a shapely of N50,000 to parents who default in providing their childhood with most foremost and secondary college education.
The Crimson Chamber also commended free meals for every child in the country.
The invoice proposed by Senator Orji Kalu titled, “Obligatory free Smartly-liked Classic Training Act 2004, Part 2” states that every authorities in Nigeria shall provide free, compulsory and current customary education for every child of most foremost and junior secondary college age.”
In step with PUNCH, the act additional states that “Every mother or father shall web obvious that his child or ward attends and completes his most foremost college education and junior secondary college education by endeavouring to send the baby to most foremost and junior secondary faculties.”
“The Act additional states that stakeholders in education in a neighborhood authorities establish shall web obvious that every mother or father or one who has the care and custody of a baby performs the accountability imposed on him beneath section 2(2) of this Act.”
The act additional renowned that a mother or father who contravenes the sooner prescription must be liable, on the first conviction, to be reprimanded.
“On a second conviction, a shapely of N2,000 or imprisonment for a time duration of one month or every; and on subsequent conviction, to a shapely of N5,000 or imprisonment for a time duration of two months or to every.”
The Senate, alternatively, in its amendment, proposed N50,000 fines, in its place of the N5,000 beforehand stated in the Act.
The amendment states, “Part (4) (b) of the Main Act is amended by deleting N2,000 and inserting N20,000. Part (4) (c) of the Main Act is amended by deleting N5,000 and inserting N50,000.”
It added, “Part 3(2) of the Main Act is amended by deleting N10,000 and inserting N100,000.”
It stated, “A one who receives or obtains any price opposite to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a shapely no longer exceeding N10,000 or imprisonment for a time duration of three months or to every.
“Every mother or father shall web obvious that his child receives corpulent-time education trusty to his age, skill and aptitude by traditional attendance at faculties.”
On the opposite hand, the Senate proposes, N100,000 in change of the N10,000.
The Senate proposed, “Part 3(2) of the Main Act is amended by deleting N10,000 and inserting N100,000.”