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Nigerian Universities Will Soon Stop The Running Of Ordinary Diploma Program

Nigerian Universities Will Soon Stop The Running Of Ordinary Diploma Program
So many applicants do resort to pursuing admission into Universities diploma programmes due to the difficulties in gaining a regular degree or diploma admission in Nigeria. The believe is that, by undergoing such programmes, they can easily gain admission into full time degree program in the Universities. This has been the situation for many years, though many failed attempts has been made to stop it.

In recent, “The National Universities Commission (NUC) says universities in the
country would soon stop diploma programmes run at undergraduate level,
the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed,
said in Abuja yesterday.
He said this when he
received  the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical
Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure in his office.
Prof. Rasheed said only polytechnics had the statutory right to run diploma programmes.
He said the federal government had earlier issued a circular as far back as 2000 prohibiting the use of Ordinary Diploma certificates
either in the promotion or employment of staff in the civil service,
adding that the commission would soon notify universities to stop the
programmes.
“We are going to formally put a deadline on it, that
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.
While assuring of
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.
Earlier,
Dr. Kazaure noted that the visit was to congratulate the NUC executive
secretary and seek areas of cooperation with the commission.
He
dispelled rumours that the federal government had converted the Kaduna
Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology to city universities.
 
Kazaure, who lauded the recent decision of the Council of Civil Service
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.”
Source: Daily Trust.

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