Abuja - A staggering number of the federal lawmakers got elected into the National Assembly with Ordinary Level certificates during the 2015 general elections.
A total of 45 federal lawmakers who got elected to represent their various constituencies across the country had either Secondary School Certificates or Grade-II Teachers’ Certificates as their highest educational qualification.
40 of the affected federal lawmakers were elected to the House of Representatives while five got elected into the Senate, reports Daily Trust
While 28 of them were elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), 21 others were elected on the tickets of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The North-West zone comprising Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina and Jigawa states, has the highest number of Rep members with low academic qualifications, totaling 11.
The North-Central has the second highest number, with nine representatives who were elected with lower qualifications during the 2015 elections.
The North-East has representatives in this category from Borno, Bauchi, Taraba and Yobe states.
The South-West and South-South zones also have five federal lawmakers each that were elected during the 2015 elections with the minimum qualification requirement.
Lagos State has five federal lawmakers who make the list in the South-West.
The South-South has one member each from Rivers, Edo and Cross Rivers states while two are from Delta State.
The South-East has the least in this category with one representative each from Imo and Ebonyi States
- News 24