country would soon stop diploma programmes run at undergraduate level,
the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed,
said in Abuja yesterday.
received the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical
Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure in his office.
either in the promotion or employment of staff in the civil service,
adding that the commission would soon notify universities to stop the
there should be no diploma again to be run by universities, let us allow
those that are statutorily allowed to run diploma programmes, the
polytechnics, to continue with them,” he said.
his determination to strengthen vocational education in the country, he
said the commission would collaborate with the NBTE to develop a
blueprint that would give polytechnics the capacity to run degree
programmes on their own as obtainable in other countries.
Dr. Kazaure noted that the visit was to congratulate the NUC executive
secretary and seek areas of cooperation with the commission.
dispelled rumours that the federal government had converted the Kaduna
Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology to city universities.
Establishments to remove the dichotomy between university degree and
Higher National Diploma (HND), said the move, which would allow HND
holders that have Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) to be at par with
university graduates in the civil service, was a welcome development.”