Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate

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Long years ago, Degree holders have always been rated high more than HND (Higher National Diploma) holders despite using the same year in the higher institution. This is so because of the system we are operating here in Nigeria.

Frankly speaking, University certificate cannot be equivalent to the polytechnic certificate. In terms of the syllabus, the curriculum used for learning in the University is wider than the one used in the Polytechnic. Practically speaking, gone are the days when people will be saying if you want to be good in terms of practical, go to the Polytechnic. This is not so again in Nigeria today. Most Students that crossed from the Polytechnic to the University always find it difficult to cope in the University.

During my internship (where you can relate theory and practical together), I met many students from different Polytechnic. The fact that University is the best didn't change during that time. Most of the things expected from them to have known, they didn't know it. So what are we saying?

In conclusion, if Polytechnic Certificate were to be equivalent to the University Certificate, the curriculum used in the Polytechnic must be upgraded to a better one. Besides, I want us to erase the mindsets of Polytechnic Students are good in terms of practical. If you want to be good in your profession whether you finished from the polytechnic or University, all you need to do is to develop yourself.

 

Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Chukwu Christian - 2019-10-09 19:21:06

Well said....been good in your choice of study or profession comes self development and study.... Not withstanding some polytechnic in Nigeria are still very good in praticals than most university in Nigeria...still some university now do little practical work.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Emmanuel Akinduro - 2019-10-09 19:24:56

Correct! The truth is University certificate is more widely recognized than the Polytechnics but It all boils down to the fact that in the world today, to get a good job, it has to do with more than your certificate; It also has to do with what you can actually do. This has been because there are cases of people with a first class certificate who cannot defend it. an example is a lady who studied economics and graduated. when she was seeking for a job, whe was asked what opportunity cost was and she said "I Have Never Heard That Term Before In My Life!!!" Can you imagine???

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Chinenye Mirabel - 2019-10-09 19:35:12

I believe polytechnic do way much better than universities.university is more of theory while polytechnic do more of practical.in the university your money speaks while polytechnic u work hard to earn your grade

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Noah Hezekiah - 2019-10-09 19:44:19

That is the main key word" develop yourself "  it doesn't matter where you study whether in the university or polytechnic once you don't develop and upgrade yourself you will remainder like and o leave student

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Jerry ifeoluwa Adebayo - 2019-10-09 19:47:18

Yes you are right, in whatever you do or any path you choose, you have to upgrade Everytime, you need to be updated, Google and YouTube has made life easier, it doesn't matter if you re a degree or ND holder, make research every day.

Though universities students believe is that they are far more better than polytechnic students.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Anthony Adinamou - 2019-10-09 19:59:52

That is very true. Self development is very important. And I will also like to point out the rate at which our polytechnics are declining interms of performance and educational quality and standard. This is because polytechnics are under looked. And if something is not done about it, it might lose its relevance  compared to a university degree

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By omotosho oluwasegun - 2019-10-09 20:02:12

Frankly, I don’t agree cause even if you develop yourself in your field of study, in this country a graduate from a university will be considered better than a graduate from a polytechnic in their place of work, because it’s the way Nigerians think.  

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By JULUUS POLYCARP - 2019-10-09 20:24:16

To my own point of view, both institutions have something in common and That is having the same certificate. Also you can go to polytechnic and graduate with a better result than the person that is in the university, what i am actually saying is that you can go topolytechnic and become even more greater than the university, because some students in the universitys are not even serious interms of their education. Therefore, what really matter here is the seriousness that you as student put into your studies

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Christopher Peace - 2019-10-09 20:41:13

This is very true...Gone are the days where people live with such mindset. Whether you attend poly or university, you need to develop yourself.Train yourself to be a master  in your field.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Christogonus Uneze - 2019-10-09 20:44:33

Gone are the days when we argue that the Polytechnic products are equivalent to or better than the University products in Nigeria. The Universities of today live in their past glory, they can never be better than the Polytechnic students in this present days. I know of a final year student of federal University of technology Owerri who once went to impersonate some one in an exam at Abia state Polytechnic Aba but couldn't find his fit to solve even a single question in the exam but was looking for where to copy from. 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-10-09 20:45:33

I firmly believe that whether a person goes to a university or polytechnic you are bound to succeed provided you put your mind in your studies. Polytechnic teaches well and the university does well also only that the university offer a wide range of courses to study. Polytechnic are also better when it comes to practicals. In fact,both are good. They all have their good sides and bad sides.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Daniel Martin - 2019-10-09 20:46:22

I agree with you on this one, and it obvious to me, wherby 70% of my departmental lectures in my school are degree holders, but some mindset will be braking on polytechnic better than university. I better wait oo for direct entry than getting into this mess.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By innocent ucheego - 2019-10-09 20:56:38

Yes you are right even 54% of lecturer in My department are degree holders, that's the past mindset wether you go univUniveror polytechnic it doesn't matter all you have to do is to be focused on your study

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Eboborobo Jeffrey - 2019-10-09 20:56:59

Believe me or not we are in Nigeria where certificate is school qualifications, what the entire society need from us is what we can use our hands to do, so if you think been BSC or hnd holder will give you a upper hand, will are just deceiving ourselves as Nigeria has left that era. We are in the era of pure capitalism. Be a boss of yourself.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Olawale Quadri - 2019-10-09 21:06:01

I believe we all understand that in this country education only is not what matters anymore, just get your head straight and pick the curriculum that fits your life, if you choose to attend a polytechnic, just go because thats what you think fits you, life of a polytechnic student is not as easy as anyone thinks. Anyone who chooses to attend a polytechnic, it simply means such person prefer that curriculum and the way it will affect his/her life, especially in Nigeria where education doesn't look like it matters anymore.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Alonge Iyanuoluwa - 2019-10-09 21:11:39

Polytechnic will teach the students practical aspect, while the university will teach only the theory aspect. But there's no how a Polytechnic certificate will be equivalent to that of the university. 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Nancy Ogbodo - 2019-10-09 21:18:17

This issue of discripancies between the polythecnic and University does not worth it at all. Wt we should be interested in, is on individual performance because u cannot because a person graduated from the University tag him or her better thanthe said polythecnic graduate or the other way round. Please we should be judged by the stuff we are made of i.e the content and not the container.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Nancy Ogbodo - 2019-10-09 21:19:41

This issue of discripancies between the polythecnic and University does not worth it at all. Wt we should be interested in, is on individual performance because u cannot because a person graduated from the University tag him or her better thanthe said polythecnic graduate or the other way round. Please we should be judged by the stuff we are made of i.e the content and not the container.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Taiwo Itunuoluwa - 2019-10-09 21:20:20

Nice article but the problem is with Nigeria educational sector,one thing i believe is professionalism doesn't even depend whether you are a graduate of university or polytechnic or not,what matters is your sense of responsibility.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By OKHAKUMHE CLEMENT - 2019-10-09 21:35:25

For me poly is the best am a student of port poly so I think poly is base on practical and few theory but university is always theory the good thing in university is the certificate it has higher certificate.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By OKHAKUMHE CLEMENT - 2019-10-09 21:35:33

For me poly is the best am a student of port poly so I think poly is base on practical and few theory but university is always theory the good thing in university is the certificate it has higher certificate.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Odejide Ayobami Oluwole - 2019-10-10 07:15:48

Polytechnic graduates are far better than university graduates at times because in the polytechnic they deals with practical and theory, but in the university they only deals with theory alone, imagine a university graduate of computer science who cannot operate a system or run a programs and make use of the assembler language, but in the polytechnic they are exposed to field work and theory, 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Ogunjide Olayiwola - 2019-10-10 15:02:20

If only our government could break barrier betweem them it would have been good. I dont see what a university graduates can do that a polytechnics graduates cannot do. Its just the name that is creating the separation. And I even believe in line of sciences, polytechnic graduates are more good in practicals.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Ukaha Edith - 2019-10-11 11:07:38

Honestly the discrepancies between the university and polytechnic in our society is very dishearthening. Most work is being left in the hands of the polytechnic graduate to handle yet the are less regarded in terms of pay and heading of offices.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Okoro chidiebere Henry - 2019-10-11 15:40:59

You're absolutely right my dear, I could remember back in school my teachers will keep telling us that we're far better off than the ones in university when it comes to practical and that the level of pratical we've attained in ND level the 300 level student haven't reached that level. So the practicals webleaent in school keeps us going in life. But the goveernment should try as much as possible to make it equal to the uni.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Ojo Victor - 2019-10-11 17:32:07

This shouldn't be so. There shouldn't be any form of discrepancy between a university graduate and a polytechnic graduate as a matter of fact. Being a university graduate doesn't guarantee being the best and seeing some polytechnic graduate being dull  doesn't mean all polytechnic graduate are dullards. If this should continue, then polytechnic should be written off because it's of no use if after spending time {about 5yr for H.N.D} and money, yet been rated low because of the qualifications.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Ugwuodo Jonas - 2019-10-11 23:03:45

This issue have really been going on for a long time now, were people argue of the best school option between a polytechnic and a univetsity.well the certificates say it all.the polytechnics give you an HND while the university gives BSC after finishing the schoolm

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Mabel Dirisu - 2019-10-11 23:19:06

The truth is ,all of this discrepancy is not appealing at all.I wonder why after undergoing a rigorous school and coming out with a good grade ..polytechnic graduate are still less appreciated in the labour market.it doest really make sense and it should b attended to as soon as possible

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Akinkuebi Boluwatife - 2019-10-11 23:21:19

I agree with the writer on this, practical or no practical,there is no doubt that the university degree is highly esteemed than the polytechnic degree.But that isn't the point ,the ability to defend your degree when the need arises is what makes one a true degree holder

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Mubarak Sholadoye - 2019-10-12 09:07:47

It has been the normal thing for a University degree holder to be ranked higher than a Polytechnic graduate. I just think the ability to defend whatever you are upholding is what matters. Some polytechnic students and gradutates are better intellectually that some University graduates. Success isn't defined by any of these though. One has to be well developed in other important aspect too. 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Okechukwu Stanley - 2019-10-12 19:45:40

Most company's will go for a university certificate holder than that of a polytechnic.. 

But also that does not imply that polytechnic are right offs, cos to me polytechnic do more of practical to universities wich do more of theoretical teaching

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Taiwo Alade - 2019-10-12 22:39:00

Though it counts a lot,  then not now,  all you need to do is "who are you" ,find yourself clean and clear and sit to make change,  

Polytechnic graduate have companies where university graduates are being employed,  

No one knows tomorrow, just strive hard and set record 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Joshua efosa - 2019-10-12 23:26:58

It doesn't matter if you attended a Polythenic or a university the main thing is to rebuild yourself also school won't make you successfull you have to work towards it. 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Oloyede Ireoluwa - 2019-10-12 23:50:31

Well a university graduate can't be compared with a polytechnic graduate but all that is important is that one should be the best at what he or she is doing, a polytechnic graduate can always further his education and same has university graduate too but there is a clear different between them because polytechnic graduate seem unserious and most of them are illiterates which is not meant to be

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Joseph Imafidon - 2019-10-13 14:48:47

on a more serious note, university is more better...that's why students cross from polytechnics to university... Because they know polytechnic certificate is not enough bin the Nigerian world today.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Adebayo Olalekan - 2019-10-13 15:56:33

You have spoken very but I want you to know nothing that it our system of education in the country that has created gap between the two.to me,I see no reason why both certificate should not be equivalent

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Igbeli Valentine Chigozie - 2019-10-13 16:30:36

The Discrepancies Between university and polytechnic is really massive. Candidates now won't mind writing utme exams for 2-4 just to make sure there get universiy institutes, this is due to the grading done by the government itself, placing universities over polytechnic making industries ask for university graduates over polytechnics.

However polytechnical nowadays conducts more pratical works than university this days, most universities are bent on collecting your money here and there. 

I believe the FG can create an equal rating btw universities and polytechnics 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Olufunmilayo modupe Jimson - 2019-10-13 17:26:39

Good, when you start I have a mind to contradict your opinion but the writer has knocked me off by ending the article by saying .    develop yourself in whatever area of your specialization irrespective of the institutions you graduated from.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Olufunmilayo modupe Jimson - 2019-10-13 17:26:39

Good, when you start I have a mind to contradict your opinion but the writer has knocked me off by ending the article by saying .    develop yourself in whatever area of your specialization irrespective of the institutions you graduated from.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Cynthia Patrick - 2019-10-13 18:16:57

Thank you very much for this wonderful write up. I still don't see why people are comparing university graduates and polytechnic graduates. The same thing is also applicable to nursing students, they compare university nursing students to the ones in school of nursing. The fact still remains that the certificate of the University graduates is higher than that of polys. 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Kayode James - 2019-10-15 12:02:39

 I Disagree   Polytechnics do more of practical and it is the fact.. i went to a polytechnic and i can say i did the work of a 300 level university student in my first year... Going to a polytechnic does not make you less human or less succesful in life you know... so why do people discriminate ...it all depends on what you have upstairs your head people. 

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Adeniji Esther - 2019-10-16 17:27:47

In my own perspective i prefer polytechnics to universities polytechnic do more of practical than theory,and once u have idea of practical,it will make it easy for you to do well in the theory aspect,and most students in polytechnics that crossed to universities always tend to perform better becus they have more experience in the practical aspect.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Gabriel Tejiri - 2019-10-18 11:02:22

The truth is polytechnic is not better than university. The only advantage is the industrial attachment where you find yourself in the field gaining more experience in your field of study and most times if the individual is not determined to learn or improve him/herself they end up wasting the whole period of their internship in that company. So it depends on the individuals determination to improve him/herself.

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Discrepancies Between A University And A Polytechnic Graduate - By Idi Grace - 2019-10-18 14:07:06

Polytechnic is mostly practical base but their curriculum has not reached that of the university. I don't think its right for a university graduate to be on the same level with a polytechnic graduate, their are a little of difference. 

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