Posted on Thu 13 Apr 2017, 04:52 PM

Polytechnic graduates seeking employment in Nigeria will soon heave a sigh of relieve as a bill seeking to end the age long dichotomy between University degree and Higher National Diploma holders has passed second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives.
 
This push by the House was following to a bill co-sponsored by Ali Isa and Edward Pwajok from  Plateau State.

In his debate on the bill Mr. Pwajok explained that HND holders in the country over the years have suffered serious discrimination, which in turn has affected their career progression.

The lawmaker argued that the dichotomy apart from affecting the career progression of HND holders, is also affecting the technological development of the country, as most students now shy away from polytechnic education. He said there is no justification for the dichotomy that exist between First Degree and HND.

The speaker, Yakubu Dogara, who presided over the day's plenary, later  referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Services for further legislative input.

 

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