NAPS decries BSc, HND dichotomy in Labour Market, Civil Defense (See Video)

By Daniel Ayantoye

The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has lamented the continuous disparity between the Bachelor’s Degree (B Sc.) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in the Nigeria Labour Market.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Campus Focus, the NAPS National President, Comr. Olalere Benedict, said the disparity between the two qualifications is mostly common at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.

He maintained that, considering the Technical Training in the Polytechnic, coupled with the years involved in acquiring an HND, there shouldn’t be discrimination when it comes to getting jobs, positions and promotion.

“I can assure you that there are lots of issues in the polytechnic sector, varying from the disparity between the HND and BSc especially at the Civil Defense organization. We are appealing to the federal government that they should see to it that this issue is resolved.

“We shouldn’t be segmental when it comes to position, ranking, grading or promotion. We should work hand-in-hand in this nation.” He added

While urging all students ensure efficient skill acquisition while studying, the student leader called on all Polytechnic Students to build on their acquired skill and be Job creators and not job seekers.

“I also want to appeal to all the Polytechnic Students in Nigeria that it is time we come out with ideas and solutions to Nigeria’s Problems.

“We must become Job creators and providers and not seekers. Let’s leave the era of seeking for job and taking from the society but go into the era of giving to the society.”

Speaking on the state on Insecurity in the country, the number one polytechnic student in Nigeria expressed concern over issues of Kidnapping in some Institution in the Country.

He however called on Government at all levels, Management of Tertiary Institutions and all Security Agencies to put in place necessary Security apparatus to tackle the issue of Kidnapping in the Country.

“The ways and manners kidnapping is taking place in the polytechnic this days is worrisome. We had issues of Kidnapping in AuchiPoly, even in Oyo.

“I want to appeal to the security agencies, government and the management of all Tertiary Institution to put all security apparatus in place so that our students will be safe.” Benedict said.

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