The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has described a recent amendment of its establishment Act by Senate as a major step to the realisation of its mandate of providing open and distance education to the Nigerian working class.
The university management said Senators have made both the institution and their students to walk on the streets of Nigeria with their heads high.
Last week, Senate, finalised the amendment process, to allow NOUN graduates, particularly Law graduates to be eligible for admission into Nigeria Law School, while others graduates could also participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme.
NOUN Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, told Daily Sun, in Abuja, yesterday, that the action of the lawmakers has boosted the confidence of students on the institution’s programmes.
He said: “This single action would end the fears of the students particularly the law students of the future of their career in Law. Also, students who are under 30 at the time of graduation could also choose to apply to take part in the NYSC programme.”
He also added that the institution has envisaged that the cheery news would result in more students taste for quality education, assuring prospective students that the university has both human and infrastructural capacity to accommodate and give them the best of education.
NOUN equally assured the Council for Legal Education and NYSC of their commitment to churn out students who would make them proud through their outstanding performance in their different areas of specialisation.