Friday, 7 July 2017

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (NOUN) ON ITS INCLUSION IN NYSC SCHEME AND LAW SCHOOL


The amendment to the Act that established the University was meant to bring the institution at par with the regular universities in the country.

Following an amendment to the act establishing the National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN) the Senate has approved Law school and NYSC scheme for the university graduates.

This was followed by the lawmakers' adoption of the report of 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.
According to the committee chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano), the amendment to the Act that established the University was meant to bring the institution at par with the regular universities in the country.
The committee also submitted that the objective of the bill is first to amend the existing legislation with a view to removing the perception of the public that the school is not a full-time university.
The second objective as stated in the report is to include Information and Communication Technology as another means of providing tuition towards the advancement of learning throughout Nigeria since NOUN as currently run, depends critically on virtual learning and students’ individual research.
Barau said "these two concepts correspondence and part-time significantly affect the way the public views the programs run by the university.

“This has been the reason why 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 NYSC,” he said.

The National Open University of Nigeria is an Open and Distance Learning institution first established in 1983 during the democratic dispensation of Alhaji Shehu Shagari and later resuscitated in 2002  by the Olusegun Obasanjo led administration.

FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NOUN STUDENTS!!!

The process to ensure NOUN LAW Graduates participate in Law school as well as NOUN graduates being mobilize for NYSC service has reached an advanced stage. Its 90% done –Noun media.

The National Open University of Nigeria Act(Amendment) Bill, 2017 (SB.66) is read the third time and passed-The Nigerian Senate


The next stage is at the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, who will sit on a schedule day. They will have no choice, but to accept the passage by The Nigerian Senate and make it ready for the PRESIDENT for final assent.


The main work has been done by The Nigerian Senate, what is left is 10% by the House of rep and The President makes it a law

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