National Open University of Nigeria
Nigerian students and insatiable appetite for foreign certificates
The nation’s tertiary education system always sticks out like sore thumb and it is less than bemusing when the federal government announced in April it was auditing 40,000 foreign certificates obtained by Nigerian students from universities abroad. As the country suffers from the consequences of taking education with a pinch of salt, Head, Education Desk,…
Government not doing enough to reform prisons, inmates — Stakeholders
Ideally, prison yards should serve as centres to remand and reform wrongdoers, but the situation in Nigerian prisons is clearly a marked departure from the norm. Ranging from the swelling population of inmates that have not even been sentenced, to the quality of lives in these prisons, as well as the growing absence of vocational…
Obasanjo denies receiving pay at NOUN, says service is pro bono
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being paid N40,000 as a lecturer at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). A national newspaper (not The Guardian) has reported that Obasanjo receives the said amount as monthly salaries for his service as a lecturer. But a statement yesterday by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta,…
400 level NOUN student wins second Four-Inch Heel Race
Precious Chukwuma, a 21-year-old 400 level Mass Communication student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has won the second edition of the Four-Inch High Heel Race held at the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos at the weekend. Precious defeated 79 other contestants to win the one-day 100 metre dash. During…
Weaning youths off fake offshore education
Some Nigerian youths, their parents and guardians are bent on acquiring university education by hook or by crook but the federal government is resolute to wean the seeming hapless youths off fake universities, both in Nigeria and neighbouring African countries. Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, writes that the government has a long way to make…
National security and NOUN law graduates
The crisis between the Council of Legal Education (CLE) and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) over admission into the Nigerian Law School is indeed discreditable albeit resolvable. Taking a realistic and holistic look on the issues, the quagmires which have lingered for five years since the first set graduated resulted from conflict of interests…
NOUN/Law School: NANS ultimatum and matters arising
Recently, the nation’s highest students’ umbrella; National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) finally broke its silence over the travails of their counterparts at the National Open University...
‘430 prisoners admitted for varsity degree, 915 others freed’
No fewer than 430 prisoners across the country are now pursuing their various degree programmes at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to enhance their status just as 951 others regained freedom due to the intervention of national stakeholders on prison reforms.
NOUN names research centre after ex-President Obasanjo
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) yesterday unveiled a new research centre which it named after former President Olusegun Obasanjo.Obasanjo will deliver the inaugural lecture of the research centre scheduled for Tuesday, May 2 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
Buhari warns university managements against financial violations
President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning against mismanagement of funds by university authorities, stating that any institution found wanting would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Kaduna to sack teachers who fail proficiency, competency test
The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Andrew Nok, who said the test was “for effective and quality service delivery at stake,” expressed shock at the performance of some of the teachers.