The Effects of the Discrimination between Polytechnic Education and University Education on the Overall Technological Development of Nigeria

Asibeluo Imonifewo Stephen


Education is the bedrock of every nation and no aspect as well as level of it ought to be neglected so as to engender all round national development. Polytechnic Education in Nigeria today offers about 70% of technological programmes which are great veritable tools for nation building and overall development of our country Nigeria. On the contrary Polytechnic Education over the years had suffered serious neglect and great discrimination against its graduates as well as certificate, Higher National Diploma (HND) in favour of its counterpart, the University graduates and certificate, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) or Bachelor of Engineering-(B.Eng). This  paper therefore seek to eliminate the discrimination between Polytechnic Education and University Education in Nigeria as well as the effects of discrimination on the nation’s economic/technological life so as to guarantee a bright future for it technologically through appropriate recommendations.

Keywords: Polytechnic, University, Education, Discrimination, Degree, Diploma, Development, Technology

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