ASUP Strike: HND/Bsc Dichotomy Committee Submits Report

The committee set up by the Federal Government to work on the dichotomy between holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders, on Friday, submitted its report.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has been on strike for about a year now; one of its demand is the dichotomy, to remove the ceiling on career progression on HND holders.
The committee inaugurated in May, 2014 was tasked with reviewing the content and curriculum of the HND programmes to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Technology, and introduce a bridging programme that will pave way for HND holders to reach the highest grade level in the public service.
Some of the recommendations of the committee include the need to maintain standards by not creating two different B.Tech degrees, but to synchronise the B.Tech curriculum proposed by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the polytechnics with the same one approved for the universities by the National Universities Commission.
This, the report said, is to avoid further dichotomy.
Details to follow
Source: ThisDAY


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