National Open University Of Nigeria - NOUN

National Open University Of Nigeria - NOUN To be regarded as the foremost University providing highly accessible and enhanced quality education anchored by social justice, equity, equality and national cohesion through a comprehensive reach that transcends all barriers.

The National Open University of Nigeria is Nigeria's leading - and only specialist - provider of open and distance learning at tertiary level. We are also the country's largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers. The National Open University of Nigeria operates from its Administrative Headquarters located in Lagos. Nigeria, with study centres throughout the country. For the take off of the university, pioneer student enrolment stands at 32,400. We currently offer over 50 programmes and 750 courses, stair casing through from certificate to diploma and degree level, and maintain a strong commitment to internationalisation. Educating the workforce of today -- and tomorrow -- is a key focus. The National Open University of Nigeria consults with industry and employers in developing courses. We also bring international programs from universities around the world. Our expertise in programme design, course development, learner support systems, great spread of study centres nationwide, focus on life long education and online education, make NOUN well suited to making excellent contributions to Nigeria's Universal basic Education effort and Education For All programmes.

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FG pledges access to quality education through Open, Distance Learning —
November 8, 2017

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment toward improving access to quality and lifelong learning through its open and distance learning (ODL) initiative.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this at a one-day symposium on policy and practice in open and distance learning in Abuja on Tuesday.

The symposium was a collaborative effort of the National Universities Commission and the University of London.

Adamu, who was represented by the Director, Tertiary Education, Mr. Joel Ojo, underscored the provision of universal access to education as essential to developing the nation at large.

He said that globally, ODL has been embraced as a panacea to inadequate access to quality education as well as promoting lifelong learning.

According to him, we are putting in place adequate learning support that will facilitate equitable quality education by 2030.

“Of priority to government is its commitment to the attainment of the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals, which challenge developed and developing nations of the world over.

“It is also to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by the year 2030.

“The government’s commitment to providing equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all has been clearly stated in the National Policy on Education of 1977 reiterated in the NPE of 2004.”

Adamu added that the government was also lending its support to the ongoing efforts of the National Universities Commission mandated to promote the widespread acceptability of the ODL mode of education.

He also reiterated government high expectations of the National Open University (NOUN) and other universities offering degree programmes via the ODL to improve all facilities that would enhance and support flexible teaching mode.

Adamu also urged Nigerian universities to comply with regulatory guidelines for the qualitative development of the Nigerian University system as laid down by government through NUC as this would internationalise world best global practices.

Also, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC said the ODL would help ameliorate the problems of inadequate access to university education.

Rasheed said based on the inundated applications from conventional universities desirous of becoming dual mode providers of university education, the commission was in the process of assessing and mentoring 15 additional universities.

He said nine organisations had applied for licenses to establish private open universities; all this, he said was in a bid to meet the need of inadequate access to university education.

He added that the collaboration between NUC and University of London would provide and promote global best practice and assist in a more dynamic way to promote university education in the country.

He added that NUC was also concerned with quantity as well as quality of education.

He said that despite the fact that quality was paramount, the quantity cannot also be ignored, noting further that skills development was the solution to tackling inadequate access to education.

Mr. Mike Obe, Director of Global Engagement, University of London, called for more supportive government policies to ease the increased demand for lifelong learning.

He said there was need for flexible learning through the ODL so that many people could benefit and attain greater height.

He added that since 1995, the average global higher education participant rate had increased by 4 per cent and made possible through ODL.

Prof. Peter Okebukola, President, Global University for Innovation in Africa, called for better collaboration that would promote quality assurance in the Nigerian environment.

“The concern of Africa is on how to deliver quality ODL, the partnership should be the best in terms of skills, attitude and knowledge.

“We want to see quality assurance playing quality role in the Nigerian educational environment.”

Also, Mr. Aminu Suleiman, Chairman, House Committee on Tertiary Education pledged continuous support for quality education in the country.

He also promised provision of legislative framework that would yield to the success of the ODL mode.



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NOUN graduates now eligible for NYSC, Law SchoolLeke Baiyewu, AbujaThe Senate has passed an amendment to the law establi...
NOUN graduates now eligible for NYSC, Law School

NOUN graduates now eligible for NYSC, Law School

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

The Senate has passed an amendment to the law establishing the National Open University, which will make graduates of the institution eligible for mobilisation by the National Youth Service Corps and to attend the Nigerian Law School.

The passage followed the adoption of a report by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund on the ‘Bill for An Act to Amend the National Open University Act Cap N6 LFN 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2017’ by the lawmakers at the plenary on Thursday.

In the report, the Senate panel stated that the amendment to the National Open University of Nigeria Act was to bring the institution at par with the regular universities in the country.

The report said, “The objectives of the bill are as follows: firstly, to amend the existing legislation with a view to removing the perception of the public about the university in respect of the word ‘correspondence,’ which gives the impression that the university is not a full-time university and, as such, seen as part-time.

“These two concepts – correspondence and part-time – significantly affect the way the public views the programmes​ run by the university. This has been the reason why the Law graduates of the school are not admitted into the Nigerian Law School as well as the reason for the non-inclusion of the graduates of the university into the National Youth Service Corps scheme.

“Secondly, to include information and Communication Technology as another means of providing tuition towards the advancement of learning throughout Nigeria. The National Open University, as currently run, depends critically on virtual learning and students’ individual research, hence, the need for improvement and introduction of helpful learning tools as presented by lCT. This will further deal with the challenge of limited access in the tertiary education sector.”
Sources: punch newspaper

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has passed an amendment to the law establishing the National Open University, which will make graduates of the institution eligible for mobilisation by the National ...


The e-learning programmes run by NOUN and three other federal universities in the country have been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC), the body overseeing the university education in the country.
The commission in its weekly bulletin also listed University of Maiduguri, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom as the only quartet recognised by NUC to run the e-learning programmes for Nigerians.
This was sequel to the introduction of Nigerian universities e-learning programme by the commission as the four universities were selected to serve as the pilot institutions for the innovation.
NUC’s information and public relations director, Ibrahim Yakasai said with this development, no Nigerian university is allowed to undertake the programmes directly or through affiliation with any foreign university, apart from the listed ones.
Consequently, the commission had blacklisted 57 “illegal universities” in Nigeria, including those that award degrees through affiliation with foreign institutions.
The bulletin said: “the commission wishes to use this medium to allay fears and doubts concerning the legitimacy or NUC endorsement of the Nigerian Universities e-Learning Programme.
“This is one of the avenues that the National Universities Commission is exploring to increase access to university education without compromising the quality,” it said.
The commission then advised students currently running the programmes “to continue to pursue their studies without fear and prospective applicants are encouraged to enrol.
“Concerned parents, guardians, students and the general public may contact the commission for further clarification on the programme.”

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The e-Courseware is a repository of available digital course material of the National Open University that will help you in your course of studies.

NOUN to phase out textbooksAugust 11, 2016     The National Open University of Nigeria is working toward producing its c...

NOUN to phase out textbooks
August 11, 2016

The National Open University of Nigeria is working toward producing its course materials as tablet computers rather than textbooks, its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, has said.

Adamu disclosed this while receiving Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, who paid him a courtesy call on Thursday in Abuja.

According to him, the largest area of support that UNESCO gives to NOUN is the Open Education Resource.

“The OER is an online repository of a huge number of resources in education and the beauty of it is that they are free and anybody can access them.

“When NOUN eventually matures to a package called iNOUN, we will produce our materials as tablets rather than as textbooks.

“Virtually all the OERs will be downloaded on the ipad so that people will take them along wherever they are.

“They do not need to have internet access in order to have access to OER; this is one area that UNESCO has been extremely dynamic and helping us to acquire.’’

He said that OER was a part of the equity drive of both NOUN and UNESCO in order to make sure that people around the world had access to quality education at no cost.

The vice-chancellor said that NOUN was networked to OER and UNESCO in order to provide thousands of Nigerians with an opportunity to have access to quality education materials free of charge.

According to him, one of the OERs the institution is running at the moment is the History and Philosophy Science.

He said that one major challenge confronting NOUN was that the public was not well-informed on the validity of Open and Distance Learning.

Adamu appealed to UNESCO to assist in projecting and spreading the gospel of ODL as a veritable tool for university education in the 21st century.

The vice-chancellor said that NOUN had provided scholarships to prisoners and was focusing on Internally Displaced Persons, petty traders, artisans, commercial drivers among others.

Responding, Bokova applauded NOUN for its passionate support education and social inclusion.

She said that NOUN represented everything in the mandate of the SDG4-equality, education for all, reaching the unreached and distant and marginalised.

“You are involved in achieving the SDG4 in all its ramifications.

“You cannot achieve excellence in vocational education without higher education.

“We need to stimulate research, Science, Technology and Innovation; we need to train teachers.

“You have plenty of energy and we will continue to support you,’’ she said.

In his remark, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, said that the collaboration between the Nigerian University System as UNESCO was paying off.

He described UNESCO was a laboratory of ideas which identified problems and offered ideas especially in vocational education and capacity building.

Rasheed expressed regrets that five UNESCO chairs that existed in Nigerian universities were withdrawn in 2014 due to non-performance and appealed to the organisation to begin the process of reviving the chairs.

The UNESCO Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking, to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work.

“If given the opportunity for new chairs, we will not allow them to go the way of the previous ones.

“Nigerian tertiary education sub-sector has a big role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4,” he said.

Bokova, the first woman to lead the UNESCO, is in Nigeria for a three-day working visit.

Bokova, a Hungarian, was elected UNESCO Director-General in 2009 and re-elected for a second-term in 2015.

NOUN to introduce Diaspora education programme in West African countriesThe Vice Chancellor of National Open University ...

NOUN to introduce Diaspora education programme in West African countries

The Vice Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Adamu, says the institution is set to introduce a programme for Nigerians in West African countries.
Adamu made the disclosure in Enugu on Wednesday when the management of the institution paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
He said that the whole idea was to provide an opportunity for Nigerians wherever they might be to acquire education, irrespective of distance, age and location.
According to him, this can be done online once there is Internet connection.
He explained that “the whole idea behind this is to help our fellow brothers and sisters living across West Africa.
“Some of them are traders and merchants and they control the economy of their host countries but do not have access to education.”
The vice chancellor said that the institution had grown in leaps and bounds since inception, adding that it knew neither religion nor social status.
He added that “we have about 150,000 students in different fields of study and Entrepreneurship Studies, with 32,000 students, has the largest number; this shows that people are interested in being self reliant.

“The second largest department is Conflict Resolution and Security Studies with 30,000 students.”
Adamu said that the institution was making aggressive efforts to boost literacy rate in the country “and part of the effort is what we call `Prisoners Empowerment Programme’ where we provide free education to inmates.
He then appealed to the Enugu State Government to assist the university with facilities such as computer sets, vehicle and land so that it could expand.
Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi commended the delegation for the visit, saying it offered the state the opportunity to share opinions on how to achieve quality education for all.
The governor said that residents of the state had benefitted from the programmes of the institution with the location of one of the study centres in the state.
“We shall consider your requests, subject to availability of funds,” he said.
Ugwuanyi, however, encouraged communities in the state to take advantage of the institution’s programmes to enhance their education and society at large.


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