HND, BSc di­chotomy to end soon - FG

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi, Kaduna

The Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Mal­lam Adamu Adamu has said that the present ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has taken all nec­es­sary steps to­wards bring­ing an end to the is­sue of di­chotomy be­tween Higher Na­tional Diploma (HND) and the Bach­e­lor’s de­gree hold­ers.

Speak­ing at the week­end dur­ing the 32nd com­bined con­vo­ca­tion and Di­a­mond Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions of the Kaduna Polytech­nic, Adamu re­it­er­ated that the present ad­min­is­tra­tion was much aware of the is­sue of di­chotomy be­tween HND and de­gree and would bring an end to it soon.

He said govern­ment was cur­rently faced with chal­lenge of enor­mous de­mands for funds to run pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions, and that fund­ing of ed­u­ca­tion was cap­i­tal in­ten­sive.

He ap­pealed to the staff unions of poly­tech­nics to be pa­tient with the present govern­ment as ef­forts were be­ing made to ad­dress all their de­mands within avail­able re­sources. He there­fore en­joined all wellmean­ing Nige­ri­ans, pri­vate sec­tor and non-govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions to sup­port govern­ment in fund­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

The min­is­ter who was rep­re­sented by the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Na­tional Board for Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (NBTE), Dr. Masa’udu Adamu Kaza­ure, fe­lic­i­tated with the grad­uands and chal­lenged the alumni of the polytech­nic to con­trib­ute to the speedy at­tain­ment of the tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try by ini­ti­at­ing mean­ing­ful projects on cam­pus as a way of fast track­ing the growth and de­vel­op­ment of their alma mater.

Ear­lier in his ad­dress, the Rec­tor of the Polytech­nic, Dr. Mo­hammed Bello Ibrahim stated that the Cen­tral Bank of Nige­ria (CBN) had ap­proved to ex­pend N3.4bil­lion on in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment in the polytech­nic. The bank, he said, had car­ried out fea­si­bil­ity study and had ad­ver­tised in some na­tional dailies its de­ci­sion to carry out projects in the in­sti­tu­tion.

He said the polytech­nic was con­duct­ing the 32nd con­vo­ca­tion for 10 sets of 67,403 grad­uands from 2005 to 2015 aca­demic years.

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