National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN) Graduates Are Now Accepted By NYSC

Before now, there are lots of questions that have being going on in the minds of the students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and their fate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Questions like will NOUN students go for NYSC? are been asked by present students of the institution and those aspiring to gain admission into it.

Well, if you fell among the category of people that have been asking such question, there is good news for you.

National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN) Graduates Are Now Accepted By NYSC

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The Senate has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The approval followed the passage of the National Open University of Nigeria Bill sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund Sen. Jibrin Barau during Thursday’s plenary.

According to him, the Bill seeks to address issues relating to opening access for the teeming youth and adult working population to fulfill their dream of acquiring tertiary education.

Barau said the objectives of the Bill included to amend the existing legislation with a view to removing the perception of the public about the university in respect of the word, `correspondence`.

The word correspondence gives the impression that the university is not a full time university and as such seen as part time.

These two concepts, ” correspondence” and ”part-time” significantly affect the way the public views the programmes run by the university.

This has been the reason why the Law graduates of the school are not admitted into the Nigerian Law School as well as the reason for the non inclusion of the graduates of the university into the NYSC scheme,” he said.

Barau said the bill would allow those that pass out through the university to be included in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps scheme.

The law graduates from this institution are not enrolled into the Nigerian Law School which is a set back to the graduates of law,” he said.

Barau further said that the amendment would allow for the inclusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a means of giving out instructions and lectures.

It will also allow for life-long learning. You can learn at every stage of your life,” he said.

He explained that the amendment would help in uplifting the educational sector especially in improving the functions and delivery of education by NOUN.

This has been the reason why the Law graduates of the school are not admitted into the Nigerian Law School as well as the reason for the non inclusion of the graduates of the university into the NYSC scheme,” he said.

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In his remarks, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki commended the committee for the success achieved.

He said the inclusion of ICT would go a long way in deepening learning in the institution.

What are your thoughts concerning the approval of the National Youth Service Scheme for graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria? Are you a graduate of the school is currently aspiring for the NOUN NYSC 2017? Kindly make your comments and contribution in the comment box below.

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