The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has urged heads of tertiary institutions, commission and agencies against compromising the quality education in the state.
Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee, made the call on Thursday in Lafia when some tertiary institutions and other MDAs appeared before the committee on their 2022 budget performances.
Ogazi said that no nation would achieve meaningful progress and development without sound and quality education.
“We will continue to give you all legal backing and support in order to ensure that quality education is provided in the state.
“As the importance of sound and quality education to societal development could not be overemphasised,” he said.
“Mr Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has directed us to embark on oversight function.
“As the constitution has empowered us to oversight. You are to state clearly the level of your budget’s performances from January to June, 2022,” he said.
Ogazi however assured of the committee’s readiness to partner the state government in order to take the education sector to the greater height.
He also urged managements of MDAs to ensure accountability and transparency while discharging their duties.
“I call on you to ensure that accountability and transparency should be your cardinal points.
“This is in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the education sector and the state at large,” Ogazi added
Ogazi also urged MDAs to adhere strictly to their budgetary provisions in the interest of accountability and transparency.
Dr Yahaya Maikafi, the Provost of the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia, appreciated the committee for supporting its activities to succeed.
He told the committee that the school has employed new staff based on the approval given by the state government.
The provost, however, appealed for more funds in order to pay gratuities and to address other challenges facing the institution.
Also appreared before the committee was Mr Jonathan Thani, the Provost, College of Education, Akwanga, commended the committee for being up and doing in ensurng quality education in the state.
He said that the school has provided mattresses, tables, chairs and water, among others, in order to create an enabling environment for teaching and learning in the institution.
The provost said that the state government has approved the convocation of eight sets made of 32,000 students.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other agencies that appeared before the committee on their 2022 budget performance assessment were the Teacher’s Service Commission (TSC); Special School, Lafia; and Nasarawa State Bureau for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). (NAN)