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BREAKING: FG Scraps HNDs , Merges Polytechnics With Universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a comprehensive reform of Nigeria's tertiary education system, scrapping the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by the nation's polytechnics.

In effect, the award of the HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes.
Also, all the programmes currently being run by the polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70 per cent,
will be scrapped.

Under the new rule, the 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 polytechnics will now be limited to award of the National Diploma (ND) while those desirous of further education will be awarded
the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) by the proximate university.

To kick-start the new policy, the nation's two most prominent polytechnics - Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic -
will henceforth be known as City University of Technology, Yaba and City University of Technology, Kaduna.

And to give legal teeth to these approvals, the FEC approved the submission of two Executive bills to the National Assembly for enactment into law.
With education being on the concurrent list, the states may wish to consolidate their tertiary institutions. But if they do not wish to follow the federal example, their programmes will continue to be regulated by the relevant agencies of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The first bill will concretise the setting up of the two city universities while the second will approve the preparation and consolidation
of all federal polytechnics and colleges of education as campuses of proximate universities.

The Ministry of Justice will do the preparation and submission of the two bills to the National Assembly.
Minister of Education, Mall. Adamu, told journalists after the weekly meeting of the council that under the reform measures, her ministry would, however, continue to licence private polytechnics and colleges of education for the award of qualification at ND and National Certificate in Education (NCE) levels.
She said: "There will be no more award of HND. 
After we have exhausted the current students under the programme, there will be no more award of HND. This means that there will be no fresh admission for HND programmes. And in addition, any programme that is not technical will be out of the polytechnics. About 70 per cent of polytechnic graduates are in the non-technical courses. It is going to be a rigorous implementation programme."

A ministerial committee to ensure the smooth implementation of all that is required for the take-off of the reform initiatives is to begin work immediately.
Mall. Adamu said: "The HND certificate will remain a legal tender in Nigeria and holders of such certificate will continue to be recognised as the equivalent of first degree holders without discriminatory remunerations and limit to progression in the work place.
The NCE certificate will be retained as the minimum teaching qualification at the basic level of education. Any higher qualifications by
these private or state-owned polytechnics will be only affiliation with a university. So, HND is no longer in existence, but existing HND will be respected and considered legal tender."

The council also approved the Federal Government's formal take-over of the Waziri Umaru Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, which will be the College of Technology campus of the Othman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, as well as the Hussein Adamu Polytechnic, Kazaure,
Bauchi, which will be a College of Technology of the proximate university in the state.

Also, the Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, has been taken over as a campus of the Federal University of
Technology, Owerri. 

A state that had never had any federal institution, like Bayelsa, is to have a College of Technology as a campus of the College of Technology of the University of Port Harcourt. 



53 comments:

  1. minister of education is mall adamu adamu, your post, she: said there will be no more award of HND.

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  2. This present administration is the best government so far with sense of belonging.

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  3. This govt is working. This is the best thing that happened to educ so far.

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  4. Well, if really this is on the verge of implementation, I see this as a stepping stone to a greater Nigeria.

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  5. Bayelsa State has a federal university in Otuoke...so your post may not be entirely correct. So check your facts and revert back please.

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  6. Bayelsa State has a federal university in Otuoke...so your post may not be entirely correct. So check your facts and revert back please.

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  7. Will those presently having HND still go for PGD before their masters degree program?

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    1. I do not think so since HND has been equated toba degree.That i think is no longer necessary.

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    2. Mall. Adamu said: "The HND certificate will remain a legal tender in Nigeria and holders of such certificate will continue to be recognised as the equivalent of first degree holders without discriminatory remunerations and limit to progression in the work place

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  8. Bayelsa State has a federal university in Otuoke...so your post may not be entirely correct. So check your facts and revert back please.

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  10. This is a very good initiative. Kudos to this administration.

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  11. This same news was shared in 2007. Is just a wish by a concern Nigerian but a good idea.
    http://nm.onlinenigeria.com/templates/?a=9633

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  12. Nice initiative over d decades

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  13. best decision so far, I have always canvass for this. Thank God we have right thinking President

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  14. It means we have seen the end of HND BSc dichotomy

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  15. Dis is a good news 4 me 4 two reasons 1.no more discrimination blw those w HND n BSC.2.Techical school will be alive once more where after school pple can practice what d have learnt without looking 4 jobs. Chinwe

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  16. This seems to be a poorly modified post dated 2005. Policy without implementation is a feature of corruption. It might shock you to know that same Fed. Govt. through it agencies and parastatals uptil date encourages the satanic and unnecessary dichotomy, dicrimination and stigma which are unconstitutional. Na only God go save us from this form of evil.

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    1. What Will you ever be pleased with, just wait and see the implementation. God will save you from evil thought.

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  17. It's a good decision, I for once really love it. But I want know if it is 2years that am going to spend in one of these new universities (City University of Technology, Yaba) to be precise after my ND? This is bcos I will be through with my ND programme this December and do I need to write jamb again or go purchase the form from the school?

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    1. Sis, Wait until you hear from a trusted media.

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    2. E be like say you go go back to square 1 o, to write fresh JAMB. You no fit migrate just like that from OND to BTech. You either write one ogbonge exam or return to jamb. Methinks.

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  18. It's false, there is no print media, TV station, or radio station airing dis news right now, why?, when did d federal executive met, is it not on Wednesday, since then non of this above mentioned news outlet published anything of such. But it is a good thinking anyway

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  19. It's false, there is no print media, TV station, or radio station airing dis news right now, why?, when did d federal executive met, is it not on Wednesday, since then non of this above mentioned news outlet published anything of such. But it is a good thinking anyway

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  20. The idea is most welcome with implementation

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  21. pls the current HNDs should be awarded with B.tech plsssssssssss oooooooooooooooo

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  22. So if Alvan is being adopted by FUTO, who takes up The Polytechnic Nekede Owerri? Is the info ok?

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  23. How true is this story? FEC sits on Wednesdays and it's this news isn't in synchrony with that. However. If it's true. It's a welcome development

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  24. Unfortunately it might end as a wishful thinking. A brilliant idea but Nigeria govt is never sincere with implementation. Right from time immemorial, on paper HND/BSC are meant to be equivalent. Just that Poly deals with technical education while Univ embraces the technical but more of Administrative courses. A move of this magnitude if true should be more prominent in the news than it currently enjoys

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  25. If this info is true, are we aware that converting the colleges of education into colleges of technology could indirectly slow down the production of teachers? Or has provision been made to ensure both the training of teachers, and the academic and professional advancement of those who are already teaching. Or will the new colleges of technology be expected to produce only teachers for field of Technology only? What about English Language, Communication, Journalism, Biology, etc teachers? Are these teachers to be stumped at the ND levels only. The Federal Ministry and the Minister of Education should clarify these. Maybe I have not understood things properly...!

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  26. If this is true, It's a most welcome development in Nigeria. The issue is that government MDAs will still discriminate HND from Bsc/BA holders.

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  27. This statement was issued during the obasanjo regime by Minister of Education then,oby okwesili it is not a new write up.Anyway the dichotomy or disparity between HND and Degree in the civil service has been eliminated by this government. circular not yet issue.

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  28. This is the only good thing I have seen done by this Buhari govt.

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  29. Pretty good decision. Nigeria and diaspora will never forget this good work. Bravo you.

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  30. Well, well, well, hope this is not another method/brand of collecting money (corruption) in our education system.

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  31. Very good idea. Government should acted fast before this government finished their tenure.

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  32. How abt those that were planning for HND after one year I.t and didn't get direct entry form?

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  33. This is a very good idea. Kudos to Buhari's Administration. Federal Government should also add this; that those who had HND with atleast upper credit should be admitted into the university for Masters Degree without PGP.

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  34. This is a very good idea. Kudos to Buhari's Administration. Federal Government should also add this; that those who had HND with atleast upper credit should be admitted into the university for Masters Degree without PGD.

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  35. This is a very good idea. Kudos to Buhari's Administration. Federal Government should also add this; that those who had HND with atleast upper credit should be admitted into the university for Masters Degree without PGD.

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  36. THIS WILL ONLY RESTRENGHT THE WORKFORCE OF WHOSE IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. I PRAY THAT GOD BE GUIDE AND DIRECT THIS ADMINISTRATION...

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  37. This is 2007 news being edited oo. Don't mind her, there is nothing like that in the current dispensation
    Fake news

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  38. This is what informs my love for Northern leaders. If Mall Adamu were a Southerner, he would still have been busy speaking English to impress Nigerians without action or direction. Points by points, Mall Adamu is resolving burning issues that we have had to contend with - JAMB and now HND. We need leaders like him.

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  39. If this is what APC stands for, I am whole heartedly in support of the Party. The era of lips service is over. The Honorable Minister of Education has demonstrated his professional mark as a go-getter. In fairness, we should give kudos to him. If everyone in leadership position behaves and works this way, then there is hope.

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  40. A very good move by the minister of education.pls this need to be publicised very well,cos most people has not had about it.and also push for it quick implementation for those institutions concern.especially institute of management and technology (IMT) Enugu.Kudos once more.

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  41. I hope the government will with immediate effect investigate and remedied some Federal Parastatas who are discriminating against HND holders. The worst even is the case of HND holders recieving variant salaries in some organization like the FRSC. For instance HND science biase recieving 108, 000 naira while HND art or commercial background recieves 68,000 naira.

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  42. I JUST STARTED MY HND PROGRAMME IN 2016. DOES THAT MEAN THAT AFTER MY HND, I WILL GO STRAIGHT TO DO MY MASTERS AND NOT PGD? AS I KNOW TO TO BE?
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    PLEASE I WANT TO BE REALLY SURE?

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  43. How real is this effect cos this is not just an issue that just started now we have been hearing about this for a long time now.
    Since they last publish this i see most of all the polytechnic still admitting student into HND Program

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