I would like to appeal to the Federal Government and the National Universities Commission (NUC) to reconsider the scrapping of the sub-degree diplomas in universities.
While we look the NUC’s position that a circular had been issued to the effect that such diplomas could not be used for employment or promotion purposes in the public sevice, I would like to ask the NUC to reconsider.
This is in view of the fact that as an admission seeker, the sub-degree programmes afford some of us a way to keep busy, while waiting for admission into full-time programmes. It also helps students to engage the brain, as well as acquire some set of skills before entering the university.
As much as polytechnics run these programmes, the diplomas offered by the universities also help those involved to have a feel of university life and prepare them for further studies.
I, therefore, want to appeal to the NUC to kindly reconsider its position and see how to rework these programmes for the overall benefit of students.
- Joan Okonoboh,