JUST IN: FG Abolishes Degree/HND Dichotomy In Interior Ministry

The Federal Government has abolished the dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and those with Higher National Diploma, HND, in all the Services under the Ministry of Interior.

 The agencies affected are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prisons Service and Federal Fire Service.

The Secretary to the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Al-Hassan Yakmut in a statement on Tuesday said the approval was given after the board’s meeting on 9th and 10th of this month.

According to the statement, “The board has constituted a technical committee to work out modalities for the implementation, including the harmonisation of ranks in accordance with the abolition”.

Prior to the approval, the board upgraded the entry point for HND holders into the Services from Grade Level 7 to Grade Level 8 just like the Bachelor’s Degree holders.

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