Thursday, August 28, 2003

Assembly to enact law against cultism

Apparently worried by the activities of cultists in the state’s tertiary institutions in Lagos State, the state House of Assembly will soon pass into law, a legislation seeking to eradicate the problem.

Chairman House Committee on Education, Mr. Abdulateef Abdulkareem, gave this indication at a meeting with the state commissioner for education, Dr. Kunle A. Lawal.

Mr. Abdulkareem said the need for the law arises because of sad experiences in the past, leading to loss of lives and breakdown of academic activities in territory institutions in the state.

The lawmaker however did not state details of the proposed law, assuring that it would go a long way in eradicating the problem, thereby enhancing greater security in the campuses.

He further disclosed that the education committee is working on a 16-point agenda to improve the standard of education in the state.

While describing Dr. Kunle Lawal as education commission as a well deserved, expressed hope that education in Lagos State would witness greater revolution during his tenure.

Earlier, in his welcome address the commissioner expressed the hope of greater understanding between his ministry and the House, adding that he was determined to put in place polices for sustainable development in the state.