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Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Galadimat: 8:10pm On Jun 05, 2018
Nigeria Scraps Award of HND Certificates by Polytechnics – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a comprehensive reform of Nigeria’s tertiary education system, scrapping the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by the nation’s polytechnics.
In effect, the award of the HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes.
Also, all the programmes currently being run by the polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70 per cent, will be scrapped.
Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities Councils.
The polytechnics will now be limited to award of the National Diploma (ND) while those desirous of further education will be awarded the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) by the proximate university.
To kick-start the new policy, the nation’s two most prominent polytechnics – Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic – will henceforth be known as City University of Technology, Yaba and City University of Technology, Kaduna.
And to give legal teeth to these approvals, the FEC approved the submission of two Executive bills to the National Assembly for enactment into law.
With education being on the concurrent list, the states may wish to consolidate their tertiary institutions. But if they do not wish to follow the federal example, their programmes will continue to be regulated by the relevant agencies of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The first bill will concretise the setting up of the two city universities while the second will approve the preparation and consolidation of all federal polytechnics and colleges of education as campuses of proximate universities.
The Ministry of Justice will do the preparation and submission of the two bills to the National Assembly.
Minister of Education, Mall. Adamu, told journalists after the weekly meeting of the council that under the reform measures, her ministry would, however, continue to licence private polytechnics and colleges of education for the award of qualification at ND and National Certificate in Education (NCE) levels.
She said: “There will be no more award of HND.
After we have exhausted the current students under the programme, there will be no more award of HND. This means that there will be no fresh admission for HND programmes. And in addition, any programme that is not technical will be out of the polytechnics. About 70 per cent of polytechnic graduates are in the non-technical courses. It is going to be a rigorous implementation programme.”
A ministerial committee to ensure the smooth implementation of all that is required for the take-off of the reform initiatives is to begin work immediately.
Mall. Adamu said: “The HND certificate will remain a legal tender in Nigeria and holders of such certificate will continue to be recognised as the equivalent of first degree holders without discriminatory remunerations and limit to progression in the work place.
The NCE certificate will be retained as the minimum teaching qualification at the basic level of education. Any higher qualifications by these private or state-owned polytechnics will be only affiliation with a university. So, HND is no longer in existence, but existing HND will be respected and considered legal tender.”
The council also approved the Federal Government’s formal take-over of the Waziri Umaru Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, which will be the College of Technology campus of the Othman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, as well as the Hussein Adamu Polytechnic, Kazaure, Bauchi, which will be a College of Technology of the proximate university in the state.
Also, the Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, has been taken over as a campus of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
A state that had never had any federal institution, like Bayelsa, is to have a College of Technology as a campus of the College of Technology of the University of Port Harcourt.

https://www.financialwatchngr.com/2018/06/05/nigeria-scraps-award-of-hnd-certificates-by-polytechnics/amp/

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by mjames: 9:32pm On Jun 05, 2018
This is great

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Jackossky(m): 9:51pm On Jun 05, 2018
So, what's the difference between B. Tech and HND. We can just simply say, certificate changed name. So, it will still face the same discrimination. Do you remember when NEPA was changed to PHCN? What's the difference between the two?

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Firstinline(m): 10:35pm On Jun 05, 2018
Nice development.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by shankara7: 1:09am On Jun 06, 2018
Adamu Adamu is a confused goat.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by isikcomen(m): 1:53am On Jun 06, 2018
[quote author=shankara7 post=68217795]Adamu Adamu is a goat

how difficult it's for you to read and understand what Adamu is saying.. Haba use your common sense..

Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Firmjudge(m): 3:54am On Jun 06, 2018
Jackossky:
So, what's the difference between B. Tech and HND.
We can just simply say, certificate changed name.
So, it will still face the same discrimination.
Do you remember when NEPA was changed to PHCN?
What's the difference between the two?


All Federal University of Technology issue a B.tech certificate which is usually or often rated above Bsc.
I guess you never knew.

Lesson 1: Don't ever rush to comment.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:14am On Jun 06, 2018
Good development

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by shankara7: 5:23am On Jun 06, 2018
[quote author=isikcomen post=68218047][/quote]And does that make sense?

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Galadimat: 5:44am On Jun 06, 2018
Jackossky:
So, what's the difference between B. Tech and HND.
We can just simply say, certificate changed name.
So, it will still face the same discrimination.
Do you remember when NEPA was changed to PHCN?
What's the difference between the two?

how can u compare B TECH with HND. It takes good 5 years to obtain the former in any university of technology and its rated higher than BSC.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by neolboy(m): 7:05am On Jun 06, 2018
Let's wait and see if they will comply

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Bossontop(m): 7:30am On Jun 06, 2018
undecided
Nice development
Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Weselion(m): 7:30am On Jun 06, 2018
You say wetin?

When was the last FEC meeting held?

This News has sawad na

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Ellabae(f): 7:30am On Jun 06, 2018
I hope it scales through

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by GOFRONT(m): 7:31am On Jun 06, 2018
grin
Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Nedfed(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
I was in my ND1 in 2006 when they came with such promises of scrapping HND and adopt B.tech but all was false. After my ND programme with a year Industrial Training (IT) I crossed to the university to further my studies. My people this is 2018 (12yrs after) I av banged Degree, Master's Degree and also running some professional programs yet Polytechnics have not stop awarding HND to their products. Am not here to discriminate cos polytechnics still stand has a gateway to my success but just that don't be deceive by this so called useless govt of our country. Believe in yourself and what you have and I see will all achieving our DREAMS.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Neoteny(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Jackossky:
So, what's the difference between B. Tech and HND.
We can just simply say, certificate changed name.
So, it will still face the same discrimination.
Do you remember when NEPA was changed to PHCN?
What's the difference between the two?

Nepa was a government entity.

Phcn was a transitional vehicle towards privatization.

HND no longer exists.

B.Tech will be awarded only by universities.

Did you even read the article, or did your mind wander?

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by BarryX(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Education is on the concurrent list so Federal polytechnics can do theirs and state polytechnics can desire to toe that line or continue HND.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by BarryX(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Can we just increase the funding to the wack education sector already?
All these cosmetic paper qualification brouhaha is not going to save the sector

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by JARUSHUB: 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Double post.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Edu3Again: 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
This Almajiri govt is slowly working to destroy the Educational back bone of the South

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by hisgrace090: 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Welcome!
Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Jarus(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Good.

Hope admission policy will be revised too.

Same requirements with unis.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Yankiss(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Galadimat:


how can u compare B TECH with HND. It takes good 5 years to obtain the former in any university of technology and its rated higher than BSC.

Rated higher than B.Sc. by who?? Say what you know. I obtained B.Sc. Engineering in five years.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by niceprof: 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
Why not upgrade them to full fledged degree awarding institutions as most of them are far better than most universities. As for 70% of their courses being not tech based and needs to be scrapped,you will always need to close the various Universities of Techs,Agrics in the country as over 70% of their courses are also neither tech nor Agric based.

Policies need to be thought through before being pushed to the public domain.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Paperwhite(m): 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018
grin grin Hope there won't be another industrial disharmony?
Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by JARUSHUB: 7:36am On Jun 06, 2018

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by zealz4u(m): 7:37am On Jun 06, 2018
Nigeria education system is messed up, that's y our certificate is no longer relevant compared to those who have quality education abroad.

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by Phinity318(m): 7:37am On Jun 06, 2018
lies ....I read ds same news some 4yrs ago...& every word veebatim as it were except fr change of ministers name and oda few editing

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Re: Nigeria Scraps Award Of HND Certificates By Polytechnics by directonpc(m): 7:37am On Jun 06, 2018
Galadimat:


how can u compare B TECH with HND. It takes good 5 years to obtain the former in any university of technology and its rated higher than BSC.
rated higher than BSc only in Nigeria. Outside here a physicist is more respected than an engineer.

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