NOUN targets 1m enrolment in five years

The Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it plans to increase students’ enrolment to one million in five years.

This followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval last week which allows NOUN graduates to participate in the annual National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and its law graduates permitted to attend law school.

At a briefing addressed by the NOUN Governing Council Chairman, Prof. Peter Okebukola, in Lagos, he said the planned enrolment would be in tandem with the Ministerial Strategic Plan 2016-2019 on increasing access to university education.


  1. This is a very laudable plan which I believe will reduce the struggle of many that are seeking admission to higher institution However if will do these students good if it is also in the plan to graduate them at the end of semester they complete their program to afford unnecessary delay student like me is currently facing All I am saying is to find a way of separating graduation from convocation

  2. I pray that GOD will never keep buhari aside intense of blessings and power in his office and increase him in good health and body