NOUN matriculates 1,000 in Abuja, 187 in Lafia

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At least 1,000 new intakes of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abuja Study Centre participated in the 2015 matriculation of the institution on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony was presided over by Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, the Director of the centre who stood in for the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Vincent Tenebe.
In his message at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said the institution had democratized and liberalised university education in the country.
He urged the students to abide by the rules and regulations governing the institution as failure to do so would lead to expulsion.
Tenebe said the university made maximum use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in instructional delivery.
“Apart from instructional materials in print, audio CDs and Braille, there are ICT platforms such as i-learn, which provides online interactive platform for students to interact with their subject facilitators and fellow students.
“Through i-learn, students can post questions to subject facilitators which will be promptly attended to and returned.
“Students can also submit Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAS) and access results; there is also Mobile LMS which enables easy registration of courses and which can also be used to make payments.
“There is full deployment of ICT, so dear students, prepare for ICT; in NOUN you cannot afford not to be.”
The VC said all academic programmes of the institutions have been strengthened with the engagement of well qualified and experienced academic staff.
Tenebe said more study centres were underway and that the number of centres across the country had risen to 67.
According to him, the matriculation is taking place across the 36 states and FCT, adding that the entire student population of the Abuja centre is over 10,000.
He said facilities were being put in place as the students population increased so that the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper