NBTE Seeks Presidential Approval to End HND/BSC Dichotomy

NBTE Seeks Presidential Approval to End HND/BSC Dichotomy

From the report of the national daily newspaper, The Nation, that NBTE Seeks Presidential Approval to End HND/BSC Dichotomy.

“National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has appealed to the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan to assist in facilitating a speedy presidential assent to the passed bill for an Act to abolish and prohibit discrimination between BSC and Higher National Diploma (HND).”

The statement from NBTE Executive Secretary, Prof. Bugaje Idris reads as follow:

“As we hopefully await Presidential assent, the Board wishes to thank you for the implementation of the enhanced entry point for HND holders.

“The outstanding challenge however, is achieving uniformed terminal point for both the First Degree/HND holders, which we pray with the passage of the bill by Senate, you will assist in facilitating assent by Mr. President.

NBTE Seeks Presidential Approval to End HND/BSC Dichotomy

“This move will greatly enhance enrollment rate in Polytechnics and develop skilled manpower for the national economy,” the Bugaje stated.

“In the same vein, the Board is facing serious lack of requisite manpower for the efficient supervision of the 643 TVET institutions under our regulatory purview.”

It would be recalled that the Bill for the abolition of the BSC/ HND Dichotomy was sponsored by distinguish Senator Ayo Akinyelure and was passed into law and awaiting Presidential assent.

Many former Polytechnics institutions have become Universities, especially in UK, examples as follow:

And many more.

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