Thursday, 28 April 2016

enate to end B.Sc and HND dichotomy in Nigeria

Senate to end B.Sc and HND
dichotomy in Nigeria


– The differences in the degrees acquired at
universities, polytechnics and colleges will
be balanced soon
– “It is the right of every Nigerian child to
be educated by the government.”
– Achieving gender parity through
education?
The degrees acquired at universities,
polytechnics and colleges are to be treated
as of equal importance and the senate
committee on tertiary education is currently
working on it.

The chairman of the committee, Sen. Binta
Garba, commented on the process in Abuja
on Wednesday:
“Again what we are doing as a committee on
tertiary institution; we are trying to come out
with a conference on legislative agenda on
education. We are trying to look at all other
summits on education, trying to look at
policies of government on education and trying
to see how we can have a balance.
Not every one of us can go to the university
because this syndrome or dichotomy between
the university, polytechnic and colleges of
education, I think we want to streamline it and
allow every person that has gone to any
tertiary institution to believe that he is not a
second class citizen, but a first class citizen.”
Gender parity and education in Nigeria
Touching on the matter of gender equlaity
she stated: “First and foremost I am a firm
believer in gender parity, not gender equality
because when we talk about gender equality, it
sends a very wrong signal even to the men
folk.




They now look at the spiritual aspect and what
have you. But educationally, it is the right of
every Nigerian child to be educated by the
government. Once that child is denied the
right, obviously you are creating a community
that tomorrow, every one of us will be sorry
for.”
Accessible education for all
Despite some parts of Nigeria still
experience challenges limiting children’s
access to education, the government has
done a lot to initiate a policy “that will be
friendly to all and sundry.”


“In the northern part of the country, the
problem of education is on the girl child, while
in the southern part, the problem is the
boy. When you blend the two and come up
with a policy that will be friendly to all and
sundry, definitely every child will have his
education.”