NOUN Graduates 20,799 Students for 2017/2018 Session.
No fewer than 20,799 students will be graduating from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at its 8th Convocation scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March 2019.
Speaking at a press conference today at the University Headquarters, the Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, out of the number of graduating students, 103 graduated with first class degrees.
He stated that the recent assent to the NOUN Act amendments is partly responsible for the huge number of graduating students as no university in Nigeria has graduated this number on a single day.
The VC while addressing the multitude of journalists from different media outlets in the country stated that discussions are already ongoing with relevant agencies to enable graduates attend necessary institutions.
Furthermore, he stated that out of 18 programmes which were submitted to the NUC for accreditation, 15 received full accreditation, While 3 received an interim.
He also stated that more agencies want respective programmes introduced in NOUN and new programmes/ courses are being introduced and billed to start in January, 2020.
Adamu also stated that NOUN is one of the 17 universities selected by the World Bank for courses related to the Internet.
Bala Salihu Magaji of the Lafia Study Centre, Nassarawa, a student of Islamic Studies; was announced as the Best Graduating Student.
The number of students graduating under the various faculties are as follows: Agricultural Sciences 308, Arts 352, Education 2,612, Law 333, Health Science 1,532, Management Sciences 8,696, Sciences 3,593 and Social Sciences 3,673.