April 18, 2024

Polytechnic students protest HND/BSc dichotomy

Polytechnic students protest HND/BSc dichotomy

Some of the protesters

By Shina Abubakar

OSOGBO—THE National Association of Polytechnic Students, NAPS, yesterday, stormed Osogbo, the Osun State capital protesting against continuous disparity between Higher National Diploma, HND and Bachelor’s degree, saying it is time President Bola Tinubu assents to the HND/BSc dichotomy bill to end the imbroglio.

The NAPS Senate President, Temitope Adeniji, while addressing the Deputy Governor of Osun State, Mr Kola Adewusi, who attended to them at the governor’s office, said the President should, as a matter of urgency, attend to the dichotomy bill and assent to it.

Adeniji said: “We are here to send a signal to our father, President Tinubu, to put in the presidential signature to this bill and end HND/BSc dichotomy before May 29, 2024.

“We observed that the president has been assenting to many bills, but HND/BSc dichotomy act hasn’t been attend to.
“Polytechnic students and graduates are one of the major groups that support this government, we shouldn’t be treated like an outcast in our nation; this HND/BSc dichotomy has rendered many.

Speaking after receiving the students’ letter, the Deputy Governor, assured them that their message would be delivered by the Governor at the National Executive Council meeting.