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Saturday, April 26, 2014

HND/BSC discrimination will soon be a thing of the past - President Jonathan

HND-BSc Discrimination will soon be a thing of the past – President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, to address the controversy of HND/BSc dichotomy. HND-BSc Discrimination Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past Addressing chairmen of the Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education in Kaduna during a special retreat, the Supervising
Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, said the dichotomy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders will be resolved soon. Wike said the SGF and members of the committee met, last week, with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to resolve the dichotomy. He said other demands had also been resolved. According to him, the release of the White Paper on visitation panels to Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education is being concluded at the Office of the SGF. A statement yesterday by Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant (Media) to the minister, said Wike urged the chairmen of the governing councils to deploy their requisite skills to resolve the lingering strike of the polytechnics. The minister advised the striking unions to reciprocate Dr Jonathan’s good gesture by resuming academic activities. He said: “Permit me to call on our lecturers to call off their protracted strike to enable academic activities begin in the polytechnics and colleges of education. Let us show understanding with the government and the challenges before it and call off the strike.

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