Why FG Must Allow Polytechnics to Award Degrees, masters, and doctorates.
The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has urged the Federal Government to empower polytechnics to award bachelors of technology to end the Bachelor of Science and Higher National Diploma (HND) dichotomy.
Ezeibe made the call in Kaduna at an award presentation and farewell ceremony organised by ASUP, Makarfi Chapter to mark the transition of Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology, Makarfi (SICHSTM) into Kaduna State University (KASU).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that SICHSTM was merged with KASU to be awarding degrees by Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i.
He said the measure, if adopted, would also ensure full utilisation of huge numbers of technical equipment in workshops, laboratories and other facilities in public polytechnics that remained underutilised due to the lean student population.
“In Europe, Germany, UK, America and all parts of the world, polytechnics are not limited to middle level manpower.
The statement reads in part.