Twelve college students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have bagged top notch honours whereas 5,975 college students could be awarded varied diploma certificates in its forthcoming sixth convocation ceremony on Saturday in Abuja.
Talking throughout a press briefing ceremony final weekend forward of the NOUN convocation ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdallah Adamu stated the college has 224,000 college students out of which 5,975 can be graduating on the occasion including that the graduands unfold throughout the eight schools of the establishment.
The NOUN VC stated prisoners who need to examine on the college wouldn’t be charged tuition charges.
“If a prisoner desires to check in noun, it is freed from cost. We really feel whereas they’re there, they shouldn’t be denied training. However as soon as she or he is out of jail they’ll pay,” he mentioned.
The VC additionally disclosed that the regulation establishing the college was going to be amended to handle the contentious problem of its regulation programme and the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) entrance.
In accordance with him, the Nationwide Meeting could be holding a public discussion board to expunge the phrase which stated the college will present information by means of ‘correspondence’ and changed it with ‘Open Distance Studying (ODL).’
“The Senate will maintain public listening to on the regulation upholding NOUN on Monday sixteenth January, to make amendments on the supply of legislation college and when that’s expunged after second and third studying, we’re dwelling-free.
“A part of the essence of the general public listening to is to erase the idea that NOUN is a component time. No, we’re not half time. So if we emphasise that we’re full time, then the limitations of NYSC will likely be moved away. NYSC will take heed to us.”
He stated regulation college students from the college would attend legislation colleges and graduates would quickly be mobilized for the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after the modification.
“I can conveniently let you know everyone is fearful about our college students not being admitted into the Nigerian regulation college,” Adamu stated.
He mentioned the college had decreased the incidences of lacking outcomes after growing its personal unbiased internet portal following the termination of the settlement with an IT firm that developed and managed the earlier portal.
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