|BSc vs HND: Discrimination Between HND/BSc to end soon as Bill advances to next stage
Bill for an Act to Abolish and Prohibit Dichotomy and Discrimination
between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma in the same
Profession/Field and related matters on Tuesday scaled second reading in
the House of Representatives.
The Bill, if eventually passed into
law, will end discrimination against Polytechnic graduates and remove
the ceiling placed on HND holders, especially those in the public
The Bill, sponsored by Hon. Ali Isa J.C from Gombe
State and Edward Pwajok from Plateau State, is entitled ” A Bill for an
Act to abolish the dichotomy between First Degrees and Higher National
Diplomas in the same profession / field and for related matters”.
According to him, those with first degree are placed on Grade Level 8, while those with HND are placed on Grade Level 6 or 7.
said that in some organisations, degree holders were paid N100, 000 at
entry level, while their counterparts with HND were paid N70, 000.
the lawmaker said, in other countries, technical experts were paid
higher than administrators, adding that “the reverse is the case in the
Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who presided over Tuesday’s
plenary, later referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary
Institutions and Services.
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