Following the committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan on the dichotomy between HND and Degree holders, the supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the issue will soon be resolved.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Pius Anyim, heads the committee, he said.
On Thursday in Kaduna during a Special retreat, Mr. Wike addressed chairmen of Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education that the SGF and members of the committee met with Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, last week to resolve the segregation.
The point of contest is, HND holders are not only discriminated against by private employers but also by various level of the Nigerian government. When they are employed eventually into government ministries, fresh HND holders are recruited to Level 7 while fresh BSc holders are recruited to Level 8.
The equivalence between the two categories of graduates is among the demands of the striking polytechnic lecturers, ASUP, an anonymous said, .
According to the the supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, other demands of the Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education have also been resolved and the visitation panels will commence work as soon as the the white-paper which is currently being concluded at the Office of the SGF, is released.