The Rector of the Ogun State-owned D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, within the Ewekoro space of the state, Dr. Alfred Fatade, has referred to as on the Federal Authorities to place an finish to the discrimination in opposition to holders of the Larger Nationwide Diploma within the nation, by releasing the White Paper on the BSc/HND dichotomy.
Fatade made this name on Monday, whereas fielding questions from journalists throughout a briefing on actions lined up for the primary-ever mixed convocation ceremony of the establishment and tenth 12 months anniversary of the establishment.
The rector famous that it was excessive time the discrimination was eliminated to reinforce technological growth within the nation.
Whereas he frowned on the craze for paper qualifications, Fatade suggested that emphasis must be on ability acquistion and improvement.
He stated, “Efforts have been made by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and it proclaimed the tip to the dichotomy. However lack of White Paper annoyed the pronouncement, whereas an identical proclamation made by President Muhammadu Buhari this 12 months has but to be carried out.
“Till that’s finished, the discrimination will proceed.”
Fatade, nevertheless, urged the Federal Authorities to, as a matter of urgency, launch the White Paper on the HND/BSc dichotomy for correct implementation.
The rector stated that the primary convocation ceremony of the varsity since inception in 2006 would come up on Saturday, with three,874 graduating in OND programmes in seven totally different programs.
Fatade stated the officers of the Nationwide Board for Technical Schooling, Kaduna, could be visiting the establishment between December 14 and 17, in reference to the accreditation of six HND programs and 6 new OND programs.
He stated the establishment had approval for the implementation of promotion for the backlog of employees from 2010 to 2016.
He, due to this fact, mentioned that the polytechnic was prepared to supply programs in multimedia expertise and forensic accounting, if ultimately given approval by the NBTE.
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