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NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« on: March 11, 2008, 07:25:35 AM »
The National Association of Nigerian Students has kicked against the recent barring of the holders of Higher National Diploma from monotechnics across the country from the yearly National Youth Service Corps Scheme.

Condemning the exclusion of the HND products of monotechnics from the national youth service, NANS described the action as a disservice to both the graduates of such institutions and Nigeria as a whole.

NANS, in a communiqu? issued on Sunday in Kaduna after a stakeholders? meeting and signed by Danjuma Sarki, the association?s coordinator for Zone A, described the policy as unproductive, anti-youth and detrimental to national integration.

The association however urged all the affected students to remain calm and advised them to reject the certificates of exemption issued to them by the NYSC, stressing that such certificates were not recognised by the NYSC Act.

NANS therefore gave the NYSC management a March 17 deadline to mobilise the eligible students of the monotechnics nationwide for the compulsory one-year service or face the wrath of students across the country.

The stakeholders? meeting was attended by the officials of NANS, the National Association of Polytechnics Students , the National Association of Monotechnic Students, the National Association of Cooperative Students and those of the National Association of Colleges of Agriculture and related Discipline.

?The NYSC should immediately reverse this policy and mobilise all eligible HND graduates from all monotechnics to service before March 17 2008 as failure to do so may force all monotechnic students to boycott lectures and other academic activities pending the resolution of the matter.

?This is a clear ploy to discourage monotechnic education in Nigeria which provides spe...ed manpower for the economy. The almost 7,000 students produced by monotechnics is a negligible percentage of students mobilised annually by the NYSC. Hence, the need for them to be mobilised.

?Federal government should direct NYSC to mobilise all eligible monotechnic graduates to service, while the National Assembly should also call the executive to order on the issue as the effects of the waiver policy on Nigeria?s socio-economic and political system as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be quite adverse,?

The communiqu? also appealed to various non-governmental organisations to condemn the injustice being perpetrated against monotechnic graduates.

Meanwhile, NANS has condemned the meagre amount budgetted for education in 2008 by the Kaduna State government, saying that the 12.2 percent budgetted for the sector was far below the 26 per cent stipulated by UNESCO and the 27 per cent promised by Governor Namadi Sambo in his 11-point agenda.

The NANS Coordinator, Zone A, Sarki, therefore urged Governor Sambo to fulfil his promises to the people of Kaduna State and raise the funds meant for the critical education sector to the stipulated 26 per cent.

?At the inception of Governor Namadi Sambo?s administration, many promises were made to the people of the state in line with the eleven point agenda, among which education is said to be a top priority. In pursuit of this, 27% budgetary allocation was promised to the education sector by the state government in order to boost and lift the standard of education in the state. However, after perusing the current 2008 Appropriation Bill forwarded to the state Assembly, we discovered that only a little above 12.2% of the total budget was meant for the education sector.

?We therefore use this medium as a watchdog in the Nigerian Society to call on the state government to fulfil its promises to avoid unnecessary controversy that it may generate and to maintain the integrity of the government before the eyes of the electorates,? he said.

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 09:21:20 AM »
There is urgent need for overhaul of the system.
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 01:40:53 PM »
monotechnics? poly get problem you are talking about mon!

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 02:32:54 PM »
Welcome 3rdeye.

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 05:47:59 PM »
What did you mean 3rde? Can you explain?
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 05:29:07 PM »
if i may help
Its a User Name

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 05:59:51 PM »
I want 3rdeye to explain his post.
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 06:06:14 PM »
All right, sorry

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 06:17:56 PM »
You said nothing wrong.

Why are the people on this forum so kind and polite? Thank God, I am here!
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 06:42:40 PM »
ought to be so
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 06:47:51 PM »
Hmmm!

Back to topic
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2008, 06:58:13 PM »
You said nothing wrong.
Why are the people on this forum so kind and polite? Thank God, I am here!
That's what make us different, not a forum where insult is flying all over.

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2008, 06:58:45 PM »



nysc has got some explanations to do...
why the exemption?

could there be some plausible reasons
for the exclusion of monotechnic graduates?

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2008, 07:26:54 PM »
They would be creating more problems by that exemption. The whole mation would feel it.
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008, 05:18:34 PM »
If you have HND go to hell. It is your choice why compiring your self now with the Lords Degree holders

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008, 05:21:45 PM »
I mean the polytechnic or monotechnics are not wanted by Nigerian

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008, 05:27:03 PM »
Terence Burlin
Tuesday August 15, 2006
The Guardian <http://www.guardian.co.uk>
Sir Eric Richardson, who has died aged 101, was an
exponent of polytechnic education who headed three
institutions that have developed into universities -
Salford, City and Westminster - and was a leader of
20th-century evangelical Christianity.
In 1957, he became head of the Regent Street
Polytechnic, which since 1881 had brought education
plus sport, social and spiritual activity to the less
privileged of London, and now sought to cater for
every need, whatever the level. It was the only UK
institution embracing a school and a vast range of
further education courses, as well as undergraduate,
postgraduate and research work, but this was to count
against it.
Although the volume of advanced work was greater than
in many other similar places, the polytechnic was not
designated as a college of advanced technology because
of the non-advanced work, and so was not eligible for
transfer to the university sector when that
possibility arose in 1964. But Richardson grasped the
nettle. Within three months he went to the Ministry of
Education with a plan for expansion, only to be told
to reduce his student intake, as provision was to be
moved away from central London. He completely ignored
this dictate.
By 1964, 70% of the polytechnic's work was advanced,
and a few years later virtually all of it was.
Subsequently, the Inner London Education Authority
accepted Richardson's proposals, and a massive
building programme commenced in 1966 to provide two
new colleges - one to serve the professions of the
construction industry, the other for engineering and
science - plus a school of management studies and a
tower block for student residences.
The polytechnic was ready for the next phase in the
expansion of higher education, namely the
polytechnics. Ironically, the government had chosen
for its policy the very name of the institution which
had brought the word 'polytechnic' into English, but
in 1969 the governors of the day were compelled to
rename it the Polytechnic of Central London, with
Richardson as its first director. His tenure did not
see it become a university, but he had focused its
work on higher education while retaining its
commitment to less privileged Londoners. When, in
1992, the next policy shift permitted, the Polytechnic
of Central London was easily launched as the
University of Westminster.
Born in Woodchurch, Birkenhead, Richardson, barely
breathing and feeding badly, looked set to follow a
brother who had died at seven months. In desperation,
his mother took him to Rhyl, north Wales, where within
weeks he was transformed and equipped with a
constitution that was to last for a century. He
attended Birkenhead higher elementary school and
became a Methodist Sunday schoolteacher; he remained a
devout Christian all his life.
While working as an apprentice in Liverpool, he
attended evening classes at Birkenhead Technical
College and Liverpool Technical College, obtaining his
ONC, HNC and matriculation. With a Birkenhead
scholarship and support from local Methodists, he was
able both to enter Liverpool University and continue
to support his family: he took a first-class BEng
degree in 1931 and a PhD in 1933. His academic career
began at Hull Municipal College, as chief lecturer
(1933-37) and head of electrical engineering
(1937-41). He moved to be principal of Oldham
Municipal Tech-nical College (1942-44) and of the
Royal Technical College Salford, now Salford
University (1944-47).
Richardson was then invited to became principal of
what was then Northampton Polytechnic, so named from
its location in Northampton Square, London EC1, and is
now City University. He had married his wife May in
1941, and part of the motivation for moving to the
capital was access to Great Ormond Street children's
hospital for their daughter Sheila, who sadly died
while under treatment. A decade later he took up the
challenge of Regent Street.
Richardson held many professional offices, becoming
president of the Association of Principals of
Technical Institutions in 1962, the year he was made a
CBE. He was particularly amused by his appointment as
chairman of the General Optical Council; they wanted
to avoid anyone with spe...t knowledge. He served
for 21 years on the advisory committee on colonial
colleges of arts, science and technology - he was
particularly associated with the development of higher
education in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya - and was
knighted in 1967.
His Christian commitment mirrored his professional
life, in Africa as chairman of the African Evangelical
Fellowship (1950-70), and in visiting hospitals and
homes of the Leprosy Mission, of which he was a
council member from 1970 and subsequently chairman
(1974-84). His involvement with youth was reflected in
posts with the National Young Life Campaign, the
Crusaders Union and the University and Colleges
Christian Fellowship. He was a trustee from 1966 of
the Evangelical Trust and its chairman from 1989 to
1999. For the London School of Theology, he acted as
chairman (1970-77) and president (1978-90). He leaves
May and his three surviving children, David, Rosalyn
and Anne.
? John Eric Richardson, electrical engineer, academic
and administrator, born June 30 1905; died July 20
2006



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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008, 05:32:26 PM »
I mean the polytechnic or monotechnics are not wanted by Nigerian
If they're not wanted, why still allow them to operate.

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2008, 04:22:48 PM »
@prince,
that is the main trouble o. It seem our people have problems in their heads.

Erdeye,
what is your main point?
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2008, 07:01:43 AM »
If you have HND go to hell. It is your choice why compiring your self now with the Lords Degree holders

I refuse to be castigated, instigated and paralysed by this statement even though i am not n HND holder.

What do you mean by "GO TO HELL"?

Have you been there before?

Mind your language please.
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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2008, 12:20:41 PM »
Yes polytechnic education is as useless as the HND for carrier development. Just lip service.

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2008, 12:24:02 PM »
HND is for JAMB drop outs

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2008, 01:46:15 PM »
Please let respect HND holders. Do you know that millions of Nigerians don't even have a school cert.

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2008, 12:03:57 PM »
Prince, you are right but why do the public look down on them? why is it that they pity this qualification and people do not want it?.
Hnd holders knew what they surfer with that qualification why is it so difficult to give them respects?

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Re: NANS protests HND holders? exclusion from NYSC
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2008, 10:32:26 AM »
So what is your point?
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