Senate passes bill prohibiting discrimination between BSC/HND holders

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The Senate has passed a bill seeking to prohibit discrimination between the university degree and the Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate holders in the country.

The bill was sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure and passed the third reading during Wednesday’s plenary session.

The Chairman of the Joint Committee which worked in the legislation Senator Ibrahim Shekerau said the bill will free the holders of HND from stagnation and ensure balanced treatment with their counterparts from other higher tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

He added that the abolishment of the existing dichotomy between HND holders and graduates of Universities would meet the huge manpower needs of Nigerians, ensure social justice and enhanced corporate governance, as well, encourage patriotic contributions amongst HND employees in both public and private sectors.