Senate abolishes dichotomy between BSC, HND

The Nigerian Senate has read for the third time and passed a bill seeking to abolish the dichotomy between University graduates and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders from polytechnics in the country.

This followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, during plenary.

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, who is the Chairman of the Joint Committee, had in his report, said among other things that β€œThe enactment of the bill to abolish and prohibit discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma for the purpose of employment in Nigeria will no doubt free holders of HND from stagnation and ensure balanced treatment with their counterparts from other higher tertiary institutions in Nigeria.”

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