The Federal Government has decided to introduce a ‘National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF)’ in a bid to end the inequality between University graduates and Polytechnic graduates.
The Rector of ‘Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH)’, ‘Dr. Margaret Ladipo’ revealed this at a pre-convocation briefing where she stated that the framework was still in its formulation stages, adding that it would soon be adopted following the completion of its paperwork.
"The Federal Government is working on the framework, the unions are also working on it and very soon, everything will be okay".
"If you go to developed countries, the framework is the way to end the disparity between the HND and B.Sc".
"It is all about competency in education and on the job. Once you are skilled, if you have HND, by the time you take the NVQF examination and if you are more skilled than the person with the B.Sc., you are better".
"The disparity will eventually be removed and there will be no problem again".
"For lecturers, they are not happy about the disparity because they are all parents and want the disparity to be removed. I want to assure that the only way it can be removed is to embrace skills acquisition".
"YABATECH is a center for the United Nations Entrepreneur and Vocational Centre (UNEVOC) established to improve the skills of our youths".
"When our graduates pass through the center, they do not have to look for white collar jobs".
Dr. Margaret also stated that YABATECH was currently working on becoming a degree awarding institution, adding that many of its current lecturers were Masters and Ph.D. holders.