Catholic Church Bishops Reject Bill Seeking To Establish Christian Education Council
Catholic Bishops have rejected a bill seeking to establish up the National Council of Christian Education.
The Bishops said the bill in its original form, was not intended to regulate the theological concern or theological institutions.
President of catholic Bishop conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Lucius Ugorji, said the bill now before the National Assembly, is not acceptable to the catholic church.
He explained that some elements had smuggled clauses which was not in the interest of the church into the bill, which was sponsored by the chrisitian association of Nigeria, through some members of the national assembly.
He cited section seven of the bill which according to him, seeks to accredit the programmes of all the churches and theological learning.
The archbishop said the clause infringed on the rights of the christian denominations, to provide instruction according to their doctorine.
He also said the bill proposes the establishment of a government board, whose members are to be appointed by the president, who may pick people who may not necessarily serve christian interests.