Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FG Move to Resolve HND/degree Disparity

Civil service: FG moves to
resolve HND/degree

Ilorin--The Federal Government
will soon resolve the age-long
complaints of holders of Higher
National Diploma, HND certificates
over discriminations against
them in favour of degree holders,
in the areas of salary, promotion
and other fringe benefits.
Already, a
meeting of all the
Heads of Civil Service of the 36
states of the federation has
been scheduled for Ilorin, the
Kwara State capital between
Monday, February 24 and Friday
28, 2014 to thrash out the knotty
issues relating to work schedule
and qualifications said to be
among the problems causing the
disparity between holders of the
two certificates.
The Kwara
State Head of Service,
Alhaji Dabarako Mohammed
spoke on the issue at a news
briefing in Ilorin, yesterday.
Mohammed explained that the
rivalry in the area of job schedule
between holders of the two
certificates would be thoroughly
discussed and the issue put to
rest once and for all.
"This issue of disparity between
holders of HND and degree has
been agitating the minds of
many Nigerians. It is a very
sensitive issue. We will use this
needed platform to discuss it
once and for all and put the
matter to rest. We will discuss
their work schedule and make
clarifications about it,'' he said.
According to Mohammed, apart
from the Heads of Service,
relevant permanent secretaries,
directors and deputy directors in
36 states of the federation were
among top government
functionaries expected to attend
the conference.
described the disparity in
academic qualification as
sensitive issue, adding that the
meeting would thrash out the
matter for harmonious working
relationship in the nation's civil

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