HOUSE OF REPRESETATIVES HAS STARTED CONSIDERING A BILL WILL MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE WITHOUT THE MINIMUM BACHELOR’S DEGREE OR HND TO PRACTICE JOURNALISM IN THE COUNTRY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 16, 2021
The House of Representatives has started considering a bill which will make it illegal for anyone without the minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma, HND in Journalism or other course related to practice of Journalism in the country.
The bill is being sponsored by Francis Agbo, the member representing Ado/Ogbadigbo/Okpokwu Federal Constituency.
Sources say the bill tagged the Nigeria Press Council Amendment Bill 2019 has already passed first reading on the floor of the house.
The bill which is already scheduled for second reading seeks to amend some sections of the Nigerian Press Council Act.