In this article, we will explore the meaning of HND in Polytechnics in Nigeria and why you need to know.
I am sure you must have come across the acronym either in a job advertisement or while researching polytechnics you will go to in Nigeria.
If you are a student or seeking for admission, it is important you acquaint yourself with what HND means before you are offered admission.
Full Meaning of HND in Polytechnic
HND literally means Higher National Diploma. It is the second and concluding part of your polytechnic education in Nigeria.
It takes two years to get your Higher National Diploma Certificate after the completion of your National Diploma programme.
The number of semesters for HND is 4 – 6 depending on if you are a full-time student or a part-time student.
After your HND, you become a graduate of a Polytechnic and eligible to go for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
HND is not the same as B.sc or other bachelors degrees offered by a University but graduates of Polytechnics are better suited in the practical aspect in their chosen career.
This article has briefly explained the meaning of HND in Nigerian polytechnics.
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