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Despite NASS legislation, Federal Civil Service discriminate against HND holders

Despite a law by the National Assembly, NASS, removing the discrimination against holders of the Higher National Diploma, HND, by employers and federal government agencies, a memo issued recently by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation shows that the federal government still consider graduates with degree certificates superior to their HND counterparts, PRNigeria reports.

But it will be recalled that the National Assembly, on June 8, 2021, passed a bill abolishing the existing dichotomy between Higher National Diploma HND, and Bachelor’s of Science, BSC, degree holders in the country.

The bill sought to end perceived discrimination against polytechnic graduates and remove the challenges faced by HND holders, especially those in the public service concerning their promotion.

It also aimed to promote Nigeria’s technological advancement by encouraging many qualified candidates to pursue polytechnic and technological studies.

Despite a law by the National Assembly, NASS, removing the discrimination against holders of the Higher National Diploma, HND, by employers and federal government agencies, a memo issued recently by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation shows that the federal government still consider graduates with degree certificates superior to their HND counterparts, PRNigeria reports.

But it will be recalled that the National Assembly, on June 8, 2021, passed a bill abolishing the existing dichotomy between Higher National Diploma HND, and Bachelor’s of Science, BSC, degree holders in the country.

The bill sought to end perceived discrimination against polytechnic graduates and remove the challenges faced by HND holders, especially those in the public service concerning their promotion.

It also aimed to promote Nigeria’s technological advancement by encouraging many qualified candidates to pursue polytechnic and technological studies.

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