Saturday, 8 December 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari agrees to the National Open University Amendment Act 2018

The Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday in Abuja.

Students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) can now heave a sigh of relief as President Muhammadu Buhari agrees to the National Open University Amendment Act 2018.


He said, “President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which allows the National Open University to operate as all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures.”

The NYSC has, however, been issuing ‘Letter of Exclusion from National Service’ to graduates of the institution.

Before the presidential assent, graduates of the institution have decried the alleged discrimination to participate in the one-year national youth scheme, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).


The President’s assent to the National Open University Amendment Act 2018 has now addressed the issues raised by the students of the institution

While stakeholders in the education sector discuss the issue of participation in the scheme, NOUN graduates also lamented that they were not admitted into the Nigerian Law School.


This is just as the Act eliminates possible discrimination against programmes and products of the university.

“It has also allowed the establishment of some centers to be called study centers and given conditions for the establishment of such study centers,” Senator Enang revealed.

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  1. We thank those who contributed their quarter in one way or the other to the success of this amendment. May mighty Allah reward them abundantly. For the law school we hope and pray there should be no further delay. Thanks also go to the Mr president MOHD BUHARI who closed his eyes and dot his teeth to havsign something agreed to it by his political enemies.

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  2. No words can ever attempt to describe my joyness for Mr president BUHARI agreeing to this amendment prior to this, I felt all hope are lost. Alhamdulillah. From S. Yunusa

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  3. KUDOS to OUR honourable President for his assent on this issue ... may u reign 2019

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