FG Scraps HND, Merges Polytechnics with Universities

FG Scraps HND, Merges Polytechnics with Universities.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the scrapping of the award of the Higher National Diploma (H.ND) by polytechnics in the country. Thus, the Federal Government has restricted the award to only the students currently on admission for the various programmes country in a move the Minister of Education, Dr. Adamu Adamu stated forms part of the comprehensive reform of the tertiary education sector.

FG Scraps HND, Merges Polytechnics with Universities

MYNAIJAINFO has gathered information also that the Federal Government is set to scrap programmes currently being run by the polytechnics, which are not technology-based.

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According to the minister, under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities’ Councils.

Dr Adamu stated that with the new arrangement, polytechnics will now be limited to award of the National Diploma (ND) while those desirous of further education will be awarded the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) by the proximate university.

He stated that two most polytechnics – Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic, will change their nomenclature as they would now be know

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2016-08-04T02:00:05+01:00 August 4th, 2016|Campus Gist, Education, News|2 Comments

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