7 Things To Know About NOUN, Nigeria's Popular Online University

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It is Nigeria's largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers and is popularly referred to as 'NOUN'. Here are some facts to know about NOUN The National Open University of Nigeria is a Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region.

1. Establishment NOUN was initially established on July 22, 1983, as a springboard for open and distance learning in Nigeria. It was suspended by the government on April 25, 1984. It was brought back on April 12, 2001, by the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo. Student enrollment stood at 32,400. 

2. Vice Chancellor and organization In 2011, NOUN had about 57,759 students. The Vice Chancellor is Prof. Vincent Tenebe. The National Open University of Nigeria operates from its Administrative Headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos, with Study Centres throughout the country. It offers over 50 programmes and 750 courses. 

3. A difference from conventional university NOUN does not provide lectures to students in normal classrooms except some certain study centers.It has a study center in Lagos, for instance, provides lectures to all its Law undergraduates and supplies necessary course materials to all students after the payment of tuition fees. All courses offered have been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). 

4. Requirements For most courses in NOUN, there are no stringent entry requirements other than the ability to study at an appropriate level such as the West African Examination, and other National Diplomas to qualify for a Direct entry admission. Though most postgraduate courses require evidence of the previous study and/or equivalent life experience. 

5. Immunity to strikes The university is prohibited from joining any form of the union either within staff or students. This has made the NOUN to be unaffected by strikes such as the ASUU strike which is currently ongoing. 

6. NYSC NOUN has also made the necessary efforts to ensure its graduates below age 30 participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and their Law graduates proceed to the Nigerian Law School and they have succeeded. 

7. Examination system According to Wikipedia: The university administers the Computer-Based-Test (CBT) form of examination to its students in their first and second years. However, Law undergraduates participate in the standard Pen-On-Paper examinations (POP) beginning from their first year of admission, with LAW111-Legal Methods in First Semester of the first year. Other undergraduates also participate in the CBT system of examination in their first and second years and commence the POP examinations from their third year till the end of their respective course duration. The POP examination system applies to Post Graduate students also 

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