CEM REPORT, EDUCATION | Higher National Diploma (HND) holders can now convert to bachelor’s degree (BA/BSc) via an online one-year top-up with foreign accredited universities.
According to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the one-year top-up programme will facilitate the progression of HND holders to higher degrees.
The programme was announced in a statement by the head of the media unit of NBTE, Fatima Abubakar, in Abuja Monday on behalf of the board.
Interested persons can convert their HND certificates to BSc degrees through the NBTE’s one-year programme by taking the following steps:
The individual must ensure he/she possesses an HND certificate from a recognised and approved polytechnics and monotechnics.
The candidate is to visit the admission portal https://admission.topup.nbte.gov.ng and create an account.
The candidate must supply all the required details with the candidate’s HND already possessed.
Furthermore, must ensure that the university’s programmes chosen aligns with the technical and vocational fields covered by NBTE.
After selecting a course of one’s choice, the candidate will get the option to select which institute he/she wants to study at and there he/she can see their programme fees followed by a button to even view details about the institute on their institutional profile page.
After submitting the form candidate will see the application status under the ‘my applications’ tab and he/she can go ahead with the submission of the form fees (USD 100) to enable the university to start processing your admission.
Interested candidates can further go to the payments tab to download his/her fees receipt for the application form fee payment.
After the university has approved his/her admission, then he/she can go to my application and download your admission letter.
Recall that the Buhari administration moved to flatten the dichotomy between the HND and BSC degree which was halted by the House of Assembly.
Although several government parastatals have closed the salary gap between both degrees the BSC remains one level above the HND degree.