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Senate passes bill to end HND/ BSC dichotomy

A bill to end BSC/HND dichotomy has passed the third reading in the Senate.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan said the abolishment of the dichotomy between the BSC and HND holders is a good development.

He added that the passage of the bill is to serve as a motivator for the Polytechnic graduates.

He also called on both the public and private sector to ensure adequate implementation of the bill’s  provision, as soon as it is passed to law.

The Chairman of the Joint committee Ibrahim Shekarau, said that the enactment of the bill is  to abolish and prohibit discrimination, between first degree graduate and Higher National diploma graduate especially for the purpose of employment in Nigeria.

” We want to  erase doubt from the holders of HND, to remove  stagnation and ensure equal treatment with their counterpart from other higher Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.

This  bill is to prohibit employers in the country from discriminating between first degree( and Higher National Diploma holders,  the  bill was passed based on consideration by the Joint committee on establishment, Public service matter, Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.”


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