The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) and the Coalition of Concerned HND Holders (CCHH) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the discrimination in BSc and HND certificate differences.
The National Vice President of NAPS, Damola Olugbode, while speaking with journalists in Abuja yesterday said the difference in BSc and HND certificates had caused several industry crises in both public and private sectors.
Olugbode said, “We have been grossly marginalised and sidelined by the federal government especially the various ministers of education.”
“The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) had at various times voiced out and protested about the treatment of HND graduates in all sectors of the Nigerian labour market, yet nothing has been done.
“Polytechnic education is now being regarded as vocational studies, as witnessed by several professional bodies that have refused to recognised HND, yet accredit the same courses of study at the Polytechnics.”