The House of Representatives has passed a bill on Tuesday, abolishing the dichotomy between Higher National Diploma, HND, and Bachelor of Science, BSc, degree holders in the country.
The bill for an act to “abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between BSc and HND in the same profession” was sponsored by Edward Pwajok from Plateau State and Ali Isa from Gombe State.
The legislation had been with the House since April 2017. The bill seeks to end discrimination against holder of HND and make them equal with BSc holders. This discrimination is more pronounced with those in the public service.
With this, the question of weather HND is equal to BSc will finally be laid to rest.