Here is limitation of bill ending HND discrimination

After two years, the House of Representatives eventually passed a bill blurring the difference between the Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science in Nigeria.

Honourables Ali Isa and Edward Pwajok, sponsors of the two-year-old bill,  said Tuesday there was segregation when it comes to employment issues because “those having first degrees (university graduates) are placed on Grade level 8, while those having  HND are placed on grade level 6 or 7”.

The bill, the National Daily gathered, wants to end perceived discrimination against polytechnic graduates (HND holders) and remove the challenges they face, especially those in the public service.

It is already taking effect in some ministries—like the ministry of interior which supervises Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prisons Service and Federal Fire Service.

But this might not change anything in the private sector.

Big corporations like Shell and others, by policy, put HND holders and third-class university graduates at the same level.

Pwajok in his lead debate said this “discrimination” against the polytechnic graduates “had no moral justification”.

According to him, the discrimination reflects in salaries as some organisations pay degree holders N100,000 at entry level, with  HND holders are paid  N70,000.

 

25 COMMENTS

  1. yes I support they should pls remove the differences and consider the polytechnic.indeed most of the student withdrawal from poly to university.students learn more from polytechnics.you cannot compare someone that spent five years program with three years program.kudos to house of Reps!

  2. Comment:Congratulations, that is right after all this effect is commensal to Bsc holders. it will never affect their salary any where even when they are in thesame office with HND holder. so it’s a perfect move so that every service graduate will be treated just fully in any working place. nice development and a boost to polytechnics as an institution.

  3. Comment: Make sure the Bill is signed into law and HND holders will have everlasting happiness and will never forget the two law makers throughout their lifetime!

  4. Comment:that a very Good bill, polytechnic products are better than some University product so on this note. kudos to house of representative.

    • Comment:Thats true, but in the private sector HND graduates r equated to 3rd class graduates from a university.. for example when u go for PGD as a distinction student, u sit in class with 3rd class student willing to upgrade for masters.. if u r a HND graduate, play safe by going for ur Bsc.. that wld go a long way.. cheers

  5. The should also consider the mode of entry in the universities and polytechnics. You don’t give 200 for university and 150 for polytechnic, after one had waited for five years before meeting the high grade demand of the universities to acquire Back, you now equate it with HND. Is not fair at all. Let them correct it from Jamb.

  6. They should also consider the mode of entry in the universities and polytechnics. You don’t give 200 for university and 150 for polytechnic, after one had waited for five years before meeting the high grade demand of the universities to acquire Back, you now equate it with HND. Is not fair at all. Let them correct it from Jamb.

  7. Comment: Good but still all HND holders should play safe by try to covert to Bsc in their respective field.

  8. Good work done after all the standard of learning in polytechnic institutions is not different from that of the universities or if not better.

  9. Comment: after all politicians with secondary or forgings certificate are busy twisting the country anyhow, while someone is there discriminating a genuine certificate just because it bear HND. by record HND holders are more industrious in this country. kudos to the sponsors of the bill

  10. Comment:good view its the number one problem that many of us felt since, kudos to my able lawmakers ,God blessing shall followed you all the days of your lives, amen

  11. Cudus for the house, am HND holder but i put for my Degree because of discrimination btw HND and Bsc,good judgement.

  12. Its a good and welcomed development,i applaud honorable members of the house for a job well done.i pray that God will also make it possible for upper chamber to finalize it..
    Polytechnic graduates are just like a salt in the food of every organisation..They are competitors
    Try them and confirm.

  13. Kudos to them.However, they need to address the disparity in getting admission to undergo a master degree.

  14. it will not work, as far as engineering society is concerned. university learn management while polytechnic learn hand work, engineers learn maths skill while poly learn hand skill, that is the law of engineering society, professors cannot allow this

  15. Comment: Glory be to Lord Almighty, this has finally come to an end .. Kudos to honourable house of representative
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