05 July 2021 By Georgina Humphrey.
As the Nigerian Senate has passed a bill seeking to abolish the dichotomy between University and Polytechnic graduates in the country, the coalition of Higher National Diploma stakeholders want members of the House of Representatives to expedite passage of the bill.
President of the Higher National Diploma Holders Association of Nigeria, Comrade Sebastian Onyemaob made the call in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Abuja.
He called for holistic reforms in the education sector by stopping the discrimination been encountered by University and Polytechnic graduates in the work place.
Comrade Onyemaob explained that HND graduates were not given the same level with University graduates in Government establishments and can’t exceed grade level 14 except they present a post graduate certificate.
He explained that inspite of commitment and great performance on the job there were some benefits HND holders dont enjoy.
Comrade Onyemaob stressed further that it was also applicable to higher institutions where lecturers employed with University certificates earned more than Lecturers with HND.
He commended the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration for taking the dichotomy issue to the legislature.