Here are the Major reason why the polytechnic student have advantage over the university student; all polytechnic graduates also have an edge when you consider some factors.
=> Affordable school fees: the average and common tuition
fee charged by most of the polytechnic in Nigeria is less than N40,000.
As such, polytechnic have make education affordable to all Nigerians Unlike
the Varsity that some of them charge above N90,000 Some of this varsity
are: Lasu, Unisoun, Ansu, Eksu, Aau And many other university.
=> Quick certificate : within 2 years, you can also
be among the working class and some have succeeded with their National
diploma ND certificate You don’t have to study for 5 years before you
start earning salary with your certificate and this has been very helpful, especially for those who have financial issues.
=> Change of study and environment: Yes, this is another benefit
of polytechnic education. You can decide to change your course of study after
your national diploma if there any reason to do so. Moreso, you can run
a national diploma programme in Lagos and continue your HND in another
polytechnic in any part of Nigeria. You can also go further to study in
the university in any prefer state.
=> Easy admission: Easily as it sound, polytechnic admission is
less competitive. There are some individual who have been running after university for over 5 to 6 year without any breakthrough. Polytechnic have made admission easier, with one or two trials, you will conquer the problem of admission.
=> Job opportunity: presently now, some job are design only for national diploma holder and Hnd holder and as such, there will be lesser competition for those with polytechnic Degree. In some industry, there will be specification that only Nd are needed for a particular position which exclude BSC and HND
degree holder. You should also remember that to be Hnd result holder, you
must have ND certificate.
=> Equal Certificate: all things are been equal in the polytechnic, all polytechnic result have the same value either private, northern, eastern or western polytechnic.
However the Varsity certificate are not equal and federal university certificate
is more valuable and wanted to any varsity certificate.
=> Admission by Merits: Admission in some university is by power, money, connection, intelligence and many other factors. You may have to pay a some of money before you can be considered for admission in some university. However the polytechnic admission is by merit, candidate that perform excellently will be offered admission regardless of the course and the school. There is no room for
Foul play in selection of candidate.