Federal Government abolishes BSc/HND dichotomy

The abolition of dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma in the Services under the Ministry of Interior has been approved by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board CDFIPB .

Federal Government abolishes BSc/HND dichotomy


This was contained in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja and signed by the Secretary of the board Mallam
AI-Sassan S. Yakmut.

“The Board chaired by the Honourable Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau gave the approval at the Board‘s meeting held between 9th and 10th May, 2019 in Abuja.

“Consequently, a Technical Committee was immediately set up to work out modalities for the Implementation including the harmonization of ranks in accordance with the abolition”, the statement said.

Aso approved during the meeting is the recruitment of 2,200 candidates into the Federal Fire Service, and 7,475 candidates into the Nigeria Prisons Service.

“General Dambazau wishes the candidates a successful career in the services and pledges commitment of the Board to ensuring adequate pre-deployment training”, the statement added.

Before now, they’ve been a clear distinction between BSc holders and HND holders in Nigeria. This move will ensure that all graduates are given equal opportunity in the sector spoken of.

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