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Workers’ Day: Kano Government Abolishes Higher National Diploma, BSc Dichotomy

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In a bid to boost the morale of civil servants,  Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has abolished the dichotomy between the Higher National Diploma (HND) and BSc holders in the state

This was revealed by Ganduje during the workers day celebrations at Sani Abacha Stadium on Wednesday, May 1 in Kano.

He said his administration was working diligently to enhance the welfare of civil servants, adding that arrangements had been completed for the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage approved by President Muhammad Buhari.

The governor stated that his administration will continue to give priority to the welfare of civil servants and all residents of the state.

Speaking on the development, the NLC chairman in the state commended the administration for ensuring the payment of workers’ salary without delay, and also the payment of pensioners

Meanwhile, facts emerged that HND holders may be made to face some promotional bias, after the decision of the federal government to end the dichotomy rift between Higher National Diploma (HND) and a university degree.

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Speaking in Abuja, the federal government, through the head of the civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed that the council submitted that an HND holder could henceforth enter into public service on grade level 08, the same entrance level for BSc holders.

The head of the civil service of the federation, however, noted that someone who holds an HND cannot be promoted above level 14, except such a person acquired an additional degree for his or her promotion to officer cadre that can only terminate at grade level 17.


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