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Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Nobody: 12:42pm On Feb 21, 2012
hello friends, pls what is the best way to upgrade a HND certificate? pls don't forget to write your reasons for your answers and respective schools it can be done and the duration.
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by freakcin: 2:08pm On Feb 21, 2012
Depends on ur course of study. Uni-Port (Rivers state) offers conversion programme for Engineering disciplines only, I think it takes 3-4 yrs depending on ur grade (HND) & ur O' level English Language grade as well.

What is ur course of study?
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by olawalebabs(m): 2:28pm On Feb 21, 2012
Just as freakcin said, some uni do conversion programme, but what is mostly common is to go for PGD (Post Graduate Diploma) and from there you can add M.sc and P.hd. Along the way too professional qualification will also be a better option.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by newslive(f): 2:53pm On Feb 21, 2012
PGD is the best option

Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by maclatunji: 2:55pm On Feb 21, 2012
This question is not complete, HND in what course?
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Dejavu147: 3:08pm On Feb 21, 2012
ollah1:

hello friends, pls what is the best way to upgrade a HND certificate? pls don't forget to write your reasons for your answers and respective schools it can be done and the duration.

My candid advice is that you use the HND Result to obtain a Direct Entry into the University,it will usually be a 3-4 years programme to finish with a Bsc, My reason being that, even if you go for PGD,MBA/Msc my friend when you want to apply for any Job they'll first ask for your first Degree before asking for Additional Qualifications,and those dudes will not give you a chance to explain that you've finished your PGD/MBA Or Msc they'll just ask you to leave!!!, So go for Direct entry first even a Part - time All Join, then continue with other qualifications and then Beg for God Favor.

Regards,

Dejavu grin

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by freakcin: 3:11pm On Feb 21, 2012
newslive:

PGD is the best option

Depends on what OP is interested in. Most coy/establishment requires a minimum of B.Sc/B.Eng for entry. Attaining a PGD lures one into a false sense of security that B.Sc is needless, like I said, it depends on what the OP wants.
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Nobody: 3:23pm On Feb 21, 2012
Dejavu147:


My candid advice is that you use the HND Result to obtain a Direct Entry into the University,it will usually be a 3-4 years programme to finish with a Bsc, My reason being that, even if you go for PGD,MBA/Msc my friend when you want to apply for any Job they'll first ask for your first Degree before asking for Additional Qualifications,and those dudes will not give you a chance to explain that you've finished your PGD/MBA Or Msc they'll just ask you to leave!!!, So go for Direct entry first even a Part - time All Join, then continue with other qualifications and then Beg for God Favor.

Regards,

Dejavu grin

mumu, after spending like 6 years in the polytechnic u advising one to go for direct entry for additional 4 more years, are you damn sure your certified okay by a psychiatrist? Those that finished B.Sc are still roaming the street.

HND holder (@ OP), better find a job to do and add professional certifications to boost yourself. Better case, find a way to travel out of this forsaken country.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Demdem(m): 3:23pm On Feb 21, 2012
freakcin:

Depends on ur course of study. Uni-Port (Rivers state) offers conversion programme for Engineering disciplines only, I think it takes 3-4 yrs depending on ur grade (HND) & ur O' level English Language grade as well.

What is ur course of study?


its true Uniport does this but makes sure u are loaded heavily (Money) because u are basically buying the degree IMO.
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by moshoodn(m): 3:31pm On Feb 21, 2012
freakcin:

Depends on what OP is interested in. Most coy/establishment requires a minimum of B.Sc/B.Eng for entry. Attaining a PGD lures one into a false sense of security that B.Sc is needless, like I said, it depends on what the OP wants.
must everyone works in a parastatal?
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by davidfajum(m): 3:32pm On Feb 21, 2012
Most guys has spoken well on this. My take is this for you to upgrade your HND you have 3 option

1. Take direct Entry to any Nigeria University and start either from 200 Level or 300 Level depend on your course and the school
2. Travel abroad after gaing admission from here and go and complete your top Up degree
3. Do online courses and within a year you have your BSC or BTech pending on your area of specialization.

I can talk more on the 3rd one because i have done it and still doing it.

you can apply to - http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.html and within a year you are through with your Btech because you will be exempted in many courses since you have HND. for me i was advised to do Industrial Project and was given a Btech in Electrical-Telecommunication option.
if you are interested in this, this is how to go about it.
1. Apply on the portal
2. pay the application fee of 100 rands via a visa card equivalent to 15 dollars or so
3.Apply to SAQA for result verification ( you will need to send all your result,OND,HND and ssce and if your SSCE is from 2000 and above you will need to add WAEC scratch card for verification) The cost associated to that is around 70dollars or so wire transfer -http://www.saqa.org.za/
4. send The Certificate from SAQA and other document to UNiSA via online
5. Once Admitted you will be given all need and an account opened for you and you pay for the exams ( Note that exams is usually done in SA embassy in Lagos and Abuja
6. The fee is very cheap less than 150k for my own case i paid less than 100k.
and within a year you get your Result after successful completion of the required subject max 8.


Part B.
you can also do an online via : http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/subjects/computer_science_and_it/online_learning.cfm
and you shall do 4 courses in all( 3 academics and one Project) with each course billed at 250 pounds and the total course will be amounting to 1000 Pounds.

So bros, choose which you deem fit you. But know fully well that Nigeria is tilting away from Academics but Performance. I will advice any one that i am opportune to talk to to be self reliance and be a force to reckon with in any place or field you find yourself stead of believing on Degree or what so call.
my friends has completed this and has finished their Msc also from same University-

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Dejavu147: 3:41pm On Feb 21, 2012
enitan2002:

mumu, after spending like 6 years in the polytechnic u advising one to go for direct entry for additional 4 more years, are you damn sure your certified okay by a psychiatrist? Those that finished B.Sc are still roaming the street.

HND holder (@ OP), better find a job to do and add professional certifications to boost yourself. Better case, find a way to travel out of this forsaken country.



@ enitan 2002, I can see that you're FRUSTRATED thats how you're not reasoning the way you should, I see no reason why you should use a DEROGATORY word on me like that, i never was talking to you and will never do (To people like you) the fellow needed an advice and since that is what i did during my own time and it worked so why not share the same experience with the fellow,so its now left for him/her to choose which ever suits him.

You see its just people like you out there that are employed with HND into co-operate organizations where young Bsc graduate are paid two times of your salary that go about to portray HND Graduates BAD Since its a proven fact that within a very short time you'll get frustrated and insecure then start to beef the Bsc graduates in any establishment where you're recruited.

you better embrace your luck and forge ahead 6 year now pay you than to rush into a Job that will cot you a life time fortune later, you still have the strength right now to read and do all the needful for your new Course

God speed my friend

Regards,

Dejavu grin

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by freakcin: 3:45pm On Feb 21, 2012
moshoodn:

must everyone works in a parastatal?

I don't work in a parastatal. I work in a multinational firm. Of course, I'm aware that Mobil and Elf do accept H.N.D, I assure you, entry with that will limit you to a technologist ceiling. My own firm requires a minimum of B.Eng/B.Sc for Engineers (not Technologist). Although, man know man has started creeping in, but most department (99.9%) where I work will insist on degree!
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by freakcin: 3:53pm On Feb 21, 2012
Demdem:

its true Uniport does this but makes sure u are loaded heavily (Money) because u are basically buying the degree IMO.

I didn't buy mine. Cost me much stress, 3 yrs+ & enough social life sacrifice. To each his/her own.

@ enitan: I used 2 be an HND holder b4 I converted to B.Eng. IMO, naija favours Degree holders to Diploma holders, strictly my opinion. Well, I thank God, I didn't make same mistake twice (opting for PGD instead of B.Eng), I'm now better off for it. wink

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by maclatunji: 4:02pm On Feb 21, 2012
OP, you need to first of all ask yourself: what do I want to achieve in life?

The answer to this will determine whether you should go for Bsc, PDG. MBA, ICAN, ACCA, ORACLE, JAVA, CCNA, Tailoring, Danfo Driving, Politics, Entrepreneurship etc.

Give us a clear outlook of what you want for yourself and we can give you clues on how you can get there. The decision will always be yours.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by addey(m): 4:05pm On Feb 21, 2012
If you have HND in Engineering
I will advise you go for Project management
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Nobody: 4:23pm On Feb 21, 2012
@all thanks so much for the advice, I studied computer science
@davidfajum can i have your direct contact phone number or email address.
@dejavu and enitan2002 pls don't exchange words negative words against one another
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by freakcin: 4:38pm On Feb 21, 2012
Bros, nor waste ur time wth B.Eng/PGD. Computer Science is synonymous with entrepreneurship, again, my opinion.

My advise? Sharpen ur programme writing skills, arm ur-self with all the certifications you can find and let jobs come running after u. It might be a good idea to get urself attached to a coy while doing these, just to pay the bills and further ur skills acquisition.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Demdem(m): 4:41pm On Feb 21, 2012
freakcin:

I didn't buy mine. Cost me much stress, 3 yrs+ & enough social life sacrifice. To each his/her own.


Good for u and i am happy with for u about this. Its also good that u havent also denied the fact that some are bought. u are right, to each his/her own.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Dejavu147: 4:43pm On Feb 21, 2012
ollah1:

@all thanks so much for the advice,  I studied computer science
@davidfajum can i have your direct contact phone number or email address.
@dejavu and enitan2002 pls don't exchange words negative words against one another


@ ollah1 am a progressive man dont have time for NEGATIVE thinkers like  enitan2002 wish you best of luck my friend ollah1


freakcin:

Bros, nor waste ur time wth B.Eng/PGD. Computer Science is synonymous with entrepreneurship, again, my opinion.

My advise? Sharpen ur programme writing skills, arm ur-self with all the certifications you can find and let jobs come running after u. It might be a good idea to get urself attached to a coy while doing these, just to pay the bills and further ur skills acquisition.

Well said man!

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by GboyegaD(m): 4:45pm On Feb 21, 2012
Ollah, it depends on your long term dream. SInce you have your HND in computer science, you may choose to do professional exams depending on what you want to specialise in and with that you can get your dream job in a good software development/management company. However, you may choose to opt for a top up degree like someone recommended or you may choose to apply for a graduate program in the US. Some schools will admit you with some little funding however, you may be required to take some undergraduate pre-requisite. Bottom line is, it all depends on you and your mindset concerning whatever you opt for should be very convincing (strong) to you please.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Bright2(m): 4:46pm On Feb 21, 2012
My dear just go to uniport by october/November & purchase a form for Post HND program,it's a weekend programs that run for 3years @ 3 semester/year. I think it's better every weekend you can stroll down there before you know it, the cirtificate is yours.Note: companies no more depend on degrees now it's, do it that thing which you know let's see,final!  angry
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by Worcester(m): 4:55pm On Feb 21, 2012
Your best bet is to study in UK.

There is a program called TOP-UP degree. It's a year course that will give u a degree certificate.
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by freakcin: 5:03pm On Feb 21, 2012
Demdem:

Good for u and i am happy with for u about this. Its also good that u havent also denied the fact that some are bought. u are right, to each his/her own.

I'm in the mood to tango, so lets dance.

2 questions for you my good friend. 1) Which school did u graduate from/are u studying @ (2) Was/Is there any form of this buying result you've been harping on in your school?

grin grin grin
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by lond07: 5:05pm On Feb 21, 2012
davidfajum:

Most guys has spoken well on this. My take is this for you to upgrade your HND you have 3 option

1. Take direct Entry to any Nigeria University and start either from 200 Level or 300 Level depend on your course and the school
2. Travel abroad after gaing admission from here and go and complete your top Up degree
3. Do online courses and within a year you have your BSC or BTech pending on your area of specialization.

I can talk more on the 3rd one because i have done it and still doing it.

you can apply to - http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.html and within a year you are through with your Btech because you will be exempted in many courses since you have HND. for me i was advised to do Industrial Project and was given a Btech in Electrical-Telecommunication option.
if you are interested in this, this is how to go about it.
1. Apply on the portal
2. pay the application fee of 100 rands via a visa card equivalent to 15 dollars or so
3.Apply to SAQA for result verification ( you will need to send all your result,OND,HND and ssce and if your SSCE is from 2000 and above you will need to add WAEC scratch card for verification) The cost associated to that is around 70dollars or so wire transfer -http://www.saqa.org.za/
4. send The Certificate from SAQA and other document to UNiSA via online
5. Once Admitted you will be given all need and an account opened for you and you pay for the exams ( Note that exams is usually done in SA embassy in Lagos and Abuja
6. The fee is very cheap less than 150k for my own case i paid less than 100k.
and within a year you get your Result after successful completion of the required subject max 8.


Part B.
you can also do an online via : http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/subjects/computer_science_and_it/online_learning.cfm
and you shall do 4 courses in all( 3 academics and one Project) with each course billed at 250 pounds and the total course will be amounting to 1000 Pounds.

So bros, choose which you deem fit you. But know fully well that Nigeria is tilting away from Academics but Performance. I will advice any one that i am opportune to talk to to be self reliance and be a force to reckon with in any place or field you find yourself stead of believing on Degree or what so call.
my friends has completed this and has finished their Msc also from same University-

Well researched and on point.
I took the Option2 and the studies lasted for about 15months.
However, I am wary about online courses. You have to be sure it is acceptable/recognised in your intended country of residence before investing the time and money into it

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by humanhair1: 5:16pm On Feb 21, 2012
lond07:

Well researched and on point.
I took the Option2 and the studies lasted for about 15months.
However, I am wary about online courses. You have to be sure it is acceptable/recognised in your intended country of residence before investing the time and money into it

lond07:

Well researched and on point.
I took the Option2 and the studies lasted for about 15months.
However, I am wary about online courses. You have to be sure it is acceptable/recognised in your intended country of residence before investing the time and money into it

Very informative.Most dudes wont share this.Are you saying online degrees are not recog. in some countries?

Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by pesco4u: 5:35pm On Feb 21, 2012
@davidfajum pls i will like to speak to u one on one concerning ur advice, u can mail me ur phone no. to this email address pesco4peace@yahoo.com
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by lond07: 5:40pm On Feb 21, 2012
human_hair:

Very informative.Most dudes wont share this.Are you saying online degrees are not recog. in some countries?

Well, it is recognised in the UK. But I am NOT SURE if it is in Nigeria. It is only a wise course of wisdom to BE SURE of whatever you want to do.

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by mkmyers45(m): 5:47pm On Feb 21, 2012
PGD is the fastest way, then M.Sc then Phd
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by lond07: 5:48pm On Feb 21, 2012
lond07:

Well, it is recognised in the UK. But I am NOT SURE if it is in Nigeria. It is only a wise course of wisdom to BE SURE of whatever you want to do.

Furthermore, even if the govt approved online courses, it has to be acceptable by more than an average number of recruiters/employers, otherwise, it will still suffer the same prejudices vented on HND
Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by ChefMike(m): 5:51pm On Feb 21, 2012
Why disturbing yourself with certificates,think of what you can do on your own to succeed in life.HND or BSc.Where is the job?

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Re: Best Way To Upgrade Hnd Certificate by egbule123: 5:55pm On Feb 21, 2012
You studied a very professional course computer science from my experince it really does not matter whethr u have HND OR BSC before you can make headway with this course i tell you what you should do is concentrate largely on practical skill acquisation this field mainly require manpower good good practical skills do u have skills in database adminstration,networking,network administration,systems repairs,maintenance and trouble shooting ,lan,wan configurations this are the needed skills beleive  me with this skills you just might bid paid employment goodbye

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