8 Advantages of HND Over BSc (University Degree)

In this article, we will show you eight (8) shocking advantages of HND over BSc.

In our Facebook group, arguments usually come up between polytechnic and university graduates on who receive more quality training in school.

8 Advantages of HND Over BSc (University Degree)

When you consider some factors, you will realize that polytechnic graduates have an edge over university BSc holders.

Well, we are not here to side HND holders but to show you what you probably do not know. Also, see, 10 reasons BSc holders are better than HND holders.

Eight (8) advantages of HND over BSc

Below are the advantages of polytechnic graduates over university graduates;

1. Affordable school fees

Most polytechnic in Nigeria charge less than N40,000 as tuition fee, thereby making education affordable to people. While universities charge over N80,000, making education out of the reach of poor. Such Universities include; ESUT, LASU, EKSU, and many others.

2. Job opportunity

Most job openings in Nigeria are designed to fit only for National Diploma and HND holders. So, there are more jobs for polytechnic graduates than university graduates.

3. Change of study and environment

It is possible to change your course of study after obtaining your National Diploma. For example; you can obtain your ND in a particular State and continue your HND in another State. You can also go further to study in the university if you like.

4. Easy admission

Admission into polytechnic is less competitive to compare to university. There are many people who have been seeking for admission in university for over 5 years without any success.

5. Quick Certificate

You can get National Diploma (ND) just within 2 years, and many have succeeded with their ND results. So, you must not have to study for 5 years before you can start earning salary with your Certificate.

6. Equal Certificate

All polytechnic results have equal value whether private or government. While university certificate are not equal. For example, Federal Universities Certificate is more valuable and wanted than that of State and Private universities.

7. Admission by Merits

Getting admission in some universities is mainly by money and connection. You may need to pay money or connected to someone before you can get admission into university. But in polytechnic admission is by merit. Candidate who performed well will definitely get admission offer regardless of the course and the school.

8. Conversion of Certification

Polytechnic graduates can convert their HND to B.Sc if they like, but such option is not available for B.Sc holders as they are restricted to their degree Certificate.


  1. Hmmm.. My brethren, itz all depends on god. A man success comes from above, no matter d good certificate u obtain if god has refused to take u to ya wish level den itz is useless,, what matters is ya connection with God not with man🙂 polytechnic or university God decide what happened next

  2. What’s happening in Nigeria it’s injustice… University graduate are ranked higher than polytechnic graduate

  3. All he said is just to glorify HND certificates with all those baseless analysis. My guy, whether you agree with me or not there is no way HND is better than any varsity degree being it state or Federal.The way things are going, there is no way I can advise someone to go poly in a bid to obtaining ND or HND. Na varsity straight to obtain that degree.

  4. This is wrong analysis University is the ultimate school in d world, getting difficult in admition and high sch fees that one is depend on the uni and location similarly as polytechnics, stdts in Poly are paying morthan University stdts.

  5. Who told you that the registration of HND is less than 40k, u better go and check well is up to 60k. Even me I paid that

    • Why will u call use that word “common”for HND.Are u trying to say pple with that certificate are hopeless??….Let me tell you,being a University graduate,polytechnic graduate or College graduate doesn’t determine ur greatness in life.Meanwhile u might later work under a polytechnic graduate all ur life. That is what we called GRACE!!

    • Been a polytechnic is not easy , i start from nnational diploma to higher national diploma , later did a bsc is not easy , life is by grace not by struggle .

  6. How can you compare Bsc’with this common HND? I think you don’t know the D/f that is why you saying such useless analysis.

  7. Some of the points raised above are baseless and lack credence. In fact, they contradict the title of the article.

    For example, in ABU Zaria, I pay less than 20,000 as a returning student. Do your research well. On the issue of connection, that’s applicable to every institution in Nigeria and that doesn’t negate the fact that some people still get admission without knowing anybody. I know of a Polytechnic that some Students paid up to 40k to get admission.

    In fact, I can’t make any sense from this article. I have been to the Polytechnic before and I am now in the University. Bro, let’s just pray for mercy but not write all these points

  8. Another point is, a poly technics’ students are more better then universitys’ students in the area of language development.

    • Be a university product/ polytechnic doesn’t determine that bro, seriously I don’t support the issue on ground,bt pls forget language devlop/what? you can only speak in area you covered

  9. Becos Bsc is a moden qualification and go ask our great engineers and other profession what they attend for the first time during their studies and didn’t go to any where for Bsc

  10. In some practical courses HND holder is better especially in Engineering, Technology and applied sciences my opinion as a result of a research I did over time when Bsc and HND and being interviewed in practical aspect of a job interview.

  11. Mr man channel energy to something that will benefit nation.Stop all this your educational ranting.

    What makes you thing polytechnic education is cheap, easier irrelevant as you think?

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