The House of Representatives has finally approved a bill that will eliminate the discrimination between BSC and HND holders in employment in Nigeria.
The House, in a committee of the whole, considered the report and approved the recommendation, awaiting third reading and final passage.
The bill stipulates a fine of N1 million for anybody or institution in the country to go against the provisions of the law.
The dichotomy between first degree and HND has been on the front burner of national discourse for a long time especially when it comes to employment.
Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house said, “The bill will put an end to all forms of discriminations and or dichotomy between first degree and Higher National Diploma for the purpose of employment, transfer of service, the conversation of cadre, career progression, promotion and in other related issues in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy.”