FG Scraps HND, Plan To Merge Polytechnics With Universities

Federal Executive Council (FEC) – This move is part of the comprehensive reform of the tertiary education sector by the present administration.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has reportedly approved the scrapping of the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by polytechnics in the country.

According to Financial Times, the FG has now restricted the award to only the students currently on admission in various polytechnics.

Minister of Education, Dr. Adamu Adamu disclosed that this move is part of the comprehensive reform of the tertiary education sector by the present administration.

This is following the FG’s decision to scrap programmes currently being run by the polytechnics, which are not technology-based.

Adamu disclosed that polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities’ Councils.

The minister also added that this new arrangement will mean that polytechnics will only award the National Diploma (ND), while students interested in furthering their education will be awarded the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) by the proximate university.

He stated that the two top polytechnics, Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic will now be named City University of Technology, Yaba and City University of Technology, Kaduna respectively.

The FEC, to confirm this decision, has approved the submission of the two Executive bills to the National Assembly for enactment into law.

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14 Comments

  1. Chioma says:

    Nice one, good development.

  2. Josiah says:

    Is a good move, FG should as well ensure adequate funding / maintenance of this technology-base equipment.

  3. Sito Anny says:

    kudos!

  4. Ebenezer Remi says:

    A welcome development. What happen to those that have obtained HND certificate? Is it going to be equivalent with B.Sc in all government offices?

  5. Samson says:

    So motivative, it is absolutely a perfect idea

  6. Ajogwu Blessing says:

    very great plan, i pray it will out for out by the grace of God

  7. IKECHUKWU says:

    Pls what happen to does with HND Already ?
    Pls any detail will be appreciated

  8. John bi says:

    Federal govt should rather explore a means of standard educational progression with perfect innovative policies that will be technologically enclined than so a deceiption formula that is not moving us forward.

  9. Josh says:

    Is a nice decision the govt. Has made, then those with HND before what will happen to there certificate

  10. Olalekan says:

    its a gud move,buh m stil contemplating on dis issue of merging poly wif uni,i hpe dis bil is signed into law,dis wil be a welcome development buh i dnt knw if bsc holders welcomes dis

  11. philo says:

    Nice idea ,but wiil B.Tech and B.sc be rated at d same level when applying for the same job at the Labour market? Pls any detail will be appreciated.

  12. ABDULKADIR SHEHU IBRAHIM says:

    That is nice plan. But the Question is this, what will be the faith of already owned awarded HND in the labour market, Bsc equivalent?

  13. ABDULKADIR SHEHU IBRAHIM says:

    That is nice plan. But the Question is this, what will be the faith of already owned awarded HND in the market, Bsc equivalent?

  14. Abuh Godwin says:

    This information is not detailed enough, there is no exploitations on the fate of already HND holders.
    Please we need more explicit information on this development.

    Thank you

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