University, Polytechnic: ‘HND, BSc Dichotomy To End Soon’ – FG
Adamu said the present administration was much aware of the issue of dichotomy between HND and degree and would bring an end to it soon.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has said that the Federal Government has taken all required steps to put an end to the issue of dichotomy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and the Bachelor’s degree holders.
Adamu made this disclosure during the 32nd combined convocation and Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Kaduna Polytechnic. He added that the present administration was much aware of the issue of dichotomy between HND and degree and would bring an end to it soon.
Adamu also added that the 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 well-meaning 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.