The Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Adamu, has made fresh announcements regarding the school.
Adamu said the Senate will be conducting a public hearing on the status of the issues affecting the institution.
Adamu disclosed this at a pre-convocation news conference on Friday in Abuja today.
The public hearing will hold on January 16th, 2017.
He also disclosed that NOUN’s 6th convocation ceremony will on Jan. 21, at the institution’s permanent site, Jabi, Abuja.
According to him, the bill to reposition the institution recently passed second reading.
Recall that NOUN’s law program has had a lingering misunderstanding with the Council for Legal Education (CLE).
The council has refused to admit NOUN’s law graduates into the Nigerian Law School.
“The Senate will on Jan. 16 hold a public hearing on NOUN law; in NOUN’s original Act, it was said that it will deliver via correspondence.
“That was why CLE our Law graduates cannot be admitted into Law school.
“That aspect has been expunged; it has passed second reading.
“Once the Senate substitutes Correspondence clause with Open Distance Learning (ODL) clause, there will no longer be issues.
“It took a while for people to understand that NOUN operates full time as there is a difference between ODL and online learning,” Adamu said.
Adamu disclosed that NOUN had witnessed an influx of young students who graduated at ages suitable for NYSC.
“When the Senate amendment clarifies that NOUN is not a part-time institution, NYSC will start accepting NOUN products.”
Adamu also alerted the public to the existence of a fake admission portal www.noun.com.ng.
He said that the authentic NOUN portal is www.nounonline.com which was properly secured.
No fewer than 5,975 students would participate in the forthcoming NOUN convocation