Graduates with a National Higher Diploma (HND) certificate have urged President Muhammad Buhari to agree to the bill, which aims to abolish the relationship between holders of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in the country.
Recall that the House of Representatives had last week passed a bill seeking to end the discrimination between HND and B.Sc certificates. The bill, however, has to be signed by the President of Nigeria for it to be effective.
In other to facilitate the effectiveness of the bill, the HND Stakeholder Alliance Coordinator, Sebastian Onyemaobi, speaking to reporters in Abuja yesterday, urged Mr. President to with urgency, sign the bill.
In his words: “The passage of this Bill has rekindled the joy, hope, and self-esteem of millions of HND holders who over the years have been enmeshed in abject traumatization due to unwarranted discrimination, harsh and inhumane treatments at their various workplaces in both public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy despite their vast potentials, hard work and immense contributions to national development.
“The bill passed by the National assembly will indeed provide succor and a cushion to the dilemma of millions of polytechnic and monotechnic students who have been engulfed in wondrous contemplation on how to approach the bleak, uncertain, and insecure future as well as unbearable workplace environment that await them upon graduation from their various polytechnic and monotechnic institutions.
“While we wait with ecstatic expectations, the signing of this epoch-making Bill into law, the coalition wishes to assure our dear President, the National Assembly, and all Nigerians that HND holders and indeed the polytechnic system will work hard to live up to their expectations and justify the confidence reposed on them if this Bill is signed into law.
“Also, we assure you that upon signing of this momentous Bill into Law, HND holders will be greatly propelled to utilize their talents and potentials to the fullest and contribute immensely, more than ever before, to national development.”
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