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The National President, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Mr Muhammad Musa (middle), during a media briefing against the planned scrapping of National Senior Secondary Education Commission.

Oronsanye Report: Don’t scrap NSSEC, association begs FG

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By Philip Yatai

The All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), has urged President Bola Tinubu to save the National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) from being scrapped.

The National President of the union, Mr Muhammad Musa, made the appeal while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission was among government agencies and commissions being considered for possible scrapping as recommended by the Oronsaye Report.

The report recommended that the functions of the commission be transferred to the department of Basic and Secondary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education.

Musa said scrapping the commission would have a negative impact on the quality of secondary school education delivery in the country.

He added that the proposal, if implemented, would destroy the already fragile secondary education system in the country.

“As it is, secondary education provides children skills to be useful to themselves and the society.

“Scrapping the commission will destroy the secondary education sector and destroy the good structure already put in place.

“If the Oronsaye report’s axe is allowed to fall on the commission, it will bring an end to the current sustained collaborative efforts between NSSEC and the states to reposition secondary schools,” he said.

The president further expressed fear that the commission, if scrapped, would leave secondary and technical schools to take effective charge of the sector.

He, therefore, called on Tinubu to reconsider the recommendation and allow the commission to exist and to continue provide the needed interventions to strengthen secondary school education in the country.

NAN reports that the Federal Government had on March 7, inaugurated a committee for the implementation of the Oronsaye Report, which recommends the merger of some government’s ministries, departments, and agencies to cut the cost of governance. (NAN)

Edited by Buhari Bolaji

Philip Daniel Yatai

Principal Correspondent, NAN Abuja
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