Senate Passes Bill to End Degree/HND Discrimination
The Nigerian Senate has passed a Bill for an Act to abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between first degree and the Higher National Diploma HND in the same profession in Nigeria.
The bill seeks to end wage disparity and discrimination against HND holders in both public and private establishments in the country.
The passage of the bill was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
Chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau said the abolishment of the existing dichotomy between HND holders and graduates of Universities would meet the huge manpower needs of Nigerians.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in his remarks after passage of the Bill, emphasized that it would serve as motivation for polytechnic graduates.