The Federal Government's decision to scrap the award of Higher National Diploma HND certificates and also stop non-technical programmes offered in Polytechnics was reached at the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting held some days ago.
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Speaking with the press about the new on-going development in Polytechnics across Nigeria, the Minister of Education said that any programme that is not technical will be out of the Polytechnic. Prof. Adamu Adamu was quoted in his words saying thus:
"About 70 percent of polytechnic graduates are in the non-technical courses. It is going to be a rigorous implementation programme," he said.
Due to the new policy from the FG, myschoolbam has gathered some of the courses regarded as non-technical which will be affected. These courses will soon cease to be offered by Nigerian polytechnics when the policy takes effect.
The following are the 15 non-technical courses that will be scrapped from Nigerian polytechnics when the FG policy takes effect.
2. Business Administration
3. Banking and Finance
4. Estate Management
5. Fine Art
7. Public Administration,
8. Secretariat studies
9. Hospitality Management
10. Home and Rural Economics
13. Nutrition And Dietetics
14. Wildlife And Eco-Tourism
15. Leisure And Tourism Management.
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According to the Minister of Education, these courses will not available for fresh students seeking for admission. And those students, who are studying any of the above courses currently at ND level, will not be allowed to continue at HND level. However, as the policy is about to take effect, the following institutions have taken a new dimension to embrace the wonderful decision.
Yaba College of Technology will now be known as City University of Technology, Yaba, while Kaduna Polytechnic will be known as City University of Technology, Kaduna. Others are warming their gears to follow suit and embrace the new developments. This is a welcome development.