The discrimination between HND and BSc holders by employers is now set to be resolved in court. A group of holders of Higher National Diploma certificates filed a law suit not long ago to challenge the discrimination. Here is the details as reported by DailyTrust:
Abuja Court Begins Hearing on HND/BSc Dichotomy
The National Industrial Court in Abuja will today commence hearing in the suit filed by holders of Higher National Diploma in Public Service challenging their discrimination in career progression in public service.
Justice Babatunde Adejumo had in July ordered the office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF), the National Council on Establishments and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to file their reply on the originating summons brought by the claimants.
The claimants: Garba Bello, Babatunde Samuel, Jubril Kadiri, Christiana Owolabi, Chuba Umechukwu and Fatima Ahmed on behalf of members of the association want the court to make an order directing the defendants to implement the federal government White Paper abolishing the dicho-tomy between HND and their B.Sc counterparts and consolidating emoluments in the public sector.
Meanwhile, the President Nigeria Association of Techno-logists in Engineering (NATE) Mr Leo Okereke has attributed Nigeria’s low technological development to the continued discrimination against holders of Higher National Diploma in the country.
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