Sanni Onogu, Abuja
THE Nigerian Law School will benefit from the Education Tax Fund (ETF) intervention if the ongoing amendment to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2007 by the Senate scales through.
This followed the second reading of a bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2007,” which was read for the second time yesterday.
The sponsor of the Bill, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti Central), in his lead debate, said that the Bill seeks to amend sections 4, 7 and 20 of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Establishment, Etc.) Act, 2011.
According to him, the amendment also seeks to add the Nigerian Law School as a beneficiary of education tax under the Act.
Bamidele said: “The expansion of the Nigeria Law School from its former mono-campus system to the present multi-campus law school, was necessitated by the increasing demand for space at the school.
“This inevitable expansion, of course, has its attendant challenges such as increasing demand for befitting learning facilities including lecture halls, e-Library and ICT deployment in the multiple-campuses to enhance learning, provision of hostel accommodation and other infrastructural facilities suitable for effective training of globally competitive lawyers in Nigeria.
“Indeed, the training of the 21st Century lawyer is becoming more and more expensive hence the need for this Distinguished Senate to consider the inclusion of the Nigerian Law School, as one of the tertiary institutions to benefit from the infrastructural intervention projects of TETFUND, which is the main thrust of this amendment.”