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Sign BSC\HND Dichotomy Bill into Law, Lecturers urge Buhari

Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria has urged President Buhari to sign into law before leaving office on May 29, the BSC\HND Dichotomy Bill.

The Bill is designed to end the disparity between the holders of first degree( BSC) and higher national diploma(HND) certificates in the country.

In Nigeria’s employment policy, particularly in the civil service, both the entry and termination levels for the holders of first-degree certificates awarded by universities differ from that of the HND holders, with the former category in a far better advantage.

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Anderson Ezeibe, made the call in an exclusive interview urging that President Buhari must not leave the office without signing the BSC\HND dichotomy Bill into Law.

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He said should Buhari leave office without signing the Bill into law, which has been before him for almost two years after it passage in June 2021 by the National Assembly, would not only be a counterproductive exercise but a monumental waste of public resources and time.

According to him, president Buhari, not signing the Bill into law is invariably meant that the document will be thrown into the dustbin, except the next National Assembly members would be interested and consider it for a fresh debate and then passage to the next president.

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