The National Association of Polytechnic Students, NAPS has called on the Federal Government to scrap Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes from Nigerian Polytechnics due to the persistent discrimination against HND graduates.
The students stated this in a letter signed by their National President, Sunday Asuku, and addressed to the Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, through the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Mas’ud Kazaure.
Presenting the letter to Kazaure in Kaduna, Asuku said the call became necessary following the persistent discrimination against HND certificate holders in the civil service.
He regretted that the discrimination had continued in spite of the resolution by the National Council of Establishment, NCE declaring that HND holders with post-graduate diploma in related field in civil service could move beyond Level-14.
Kazaure, while responding assured the students that their message would be delivered to the Head of Service as well as the Minister of Education for immediate action.