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Senate moves to end first degree, HND dichotomy



A respite may have come for Higher National Diploma (HND) holders, as the Senate, yesterday, passed a bill prohibiting employers from discriminating between first degree and HND certificate holders in Nigeria.

The passage followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters, Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.


The chairman, Ibrahim Shekarau (APC: Kano Central), said: “The enactment of the bill to abolish and prohibit discrimination between first degree and HND holders for purposes of employment in Nigeria will no doubt freeholders of HND from stagnation and ensure balanced treatment with their counterparts from other higher tertiary institutions in Nigeria.”

The Kano ex-gov said the decision would strengthen human capacity, social justice and corporate governance.


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