HND/Bsc Dichotomy Removal At Last
The house of representatives has passed a bill abolishing the long existing dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and bachelor’s of science (BSc) degree holders in Nigeria.
The bill titled “Bill for an act to abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between first degrees and HND in the same profession” was passed in the plenary yesterday 21th May 2019.
The bill was earlier passed for second reading in April 2017.
The bill was sponsored by Ali Isa and Edward Pwajok from Gombe and Plateau states respectively, seeks to end the consistent discrimination against polytechnic graduates and address other challenges faced by HND graduates, especially those in the public service.
Hon. Edward noted that the practice had placed the HND holders on grade levels below their counterpart with first degree.