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May 29: ASUP Asks Buhari To Sign BSC-HND Dichotomy Bill Before Leaving

The BSC/HND dichotomy has been a source of ongoing worry for the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), which has once more called for its abolition before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office.

According to news reports, President Buhari’s administration will step down this week to make way for the new one, which will take office on May 29, 2023.

Yesterday in Abuja, ASUP National President Comrade Anderson Ezeibe spoke with journalists and urged President Buhari to end the dichotomy that has discouraged young Nigerians from applying to the nation’s polytechnics.

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He said: “We are urging President Buhari to go ahead and sign that bill into law. That is another way of saving this sector. As we speak, the Roman figures are dropping significantly so because the sector is losing its attraction to young people.


“So we expect him to sign this bill. Other stakeholders in the sector have also been calling for him to do so. It will be an enduring legacy if MrMrresident succeeds in doing this before he leaves office.”

Newsmen is aware that ASUP has pushed for the legislation intended to outlaw the treatment of graduates of polytechnic institutions differently than those of universities in terms of employment opportunities and career advancement.

The bill also aims to put a stop to the discrimination that polytechnic stakeholders have long tried to eradicate.

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The bill, sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure, recently passed its third reading on the Senate floor during a plenary session.

In his remark about the bill earlier, Chairman of the Joint Committee, Ibrahim Shekarau (APC, Kano Central), said, “The enactment of the bill to abolish and prohibit discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma for the purpose 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.”



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