– Graduates across polytechnics in Nigeria can now aspire for employment and promotion in workplaces without fear of discrimination
– The Higher National Diploma Holders Association of Nigeria (HNDHAN) has for some time been complaining about discrimination n faced by polytechnics graduates
– Many organisation in Nigeria in the past considered university degrees more superior to that of those obtained from polytechnics
Abuja – The Senate has passed into law a bill abolishing discrimination against Higher National Diploma (HND) holders for the purposes of employment and promotion.
The new legislation titled: The Prohibition of Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diplomas Bill, 2021, was passed on Wednesday, June 2, during plenary in Abuja.
Senate discloses via Twitter that the bill was passed followed the consideration and adoption of a report on the Bill presented by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, at plenary.
The Senate president Ahmed Lawan, who congratulated the lawmakers for passing the bill into law, pointed out that the new legislation should be a motivation for our polytechnic graduates.
“Congratulations to the Senate. This particular issue has been in the front burner for a long time. I recall that in the @HouseNGR between 2003 and 2007, this was one Bill that was so important and it is a way of encouraging our Polytechnic graduates.”
The development followed the third reading of a bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Technology, Ilaro and for other matters connected therewith.
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The piece of legislation was sponsored by Senator Solomon Adeola, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District,