The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to establish the state’s Teaching Service Commission for the Control and Management of Teaching Service Matters.
The passage followed the second and third reading of the bill on the floor of the House after Lanre Ogunyemi, the acting Chairman, House Committee on Education presented the stakeholders’ reports on the bill.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, who conducted a voice vote before passage, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, to forward the clean copy to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for assent.
The 56-Section and five schedules bill repealed the Lagos State Post-Primary Teaching Service Law Cap. L54, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
The bill is also to take care of teachers and ensure that only professionally qualified teachers will be teaching in Lagos State in order to prevent infiltration into the profession.
The bill properly validated the creation of the six education districts in the state.