NOUN Graduates 20,799 Students at the 8th Convocation Ceremony
The Management of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN has released the statistical analysis of graduating students in her upcoming 8th Convocation.
Statement from the The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu revealed that the total of 103 students are graduating with first class out of the total of 20,799 graduating students.
The National Open University of Nigeria will be graduating 20,799 students at its 8th Convocation slated for Saturday, 23rd March 2019.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, disclosed this information at a press conference at the University Headquarters.
Adamu, who said out of this number, 103 graduated with first class, stated that the recent assent to the NOUN Act amendments is partly responsible for the huge number of graduating students.
“No university in Nigeria has graduated this number on a single day”.
The VC while addressing the multitude of journalists from different media outlets in the country stated that discussions are already ongoing with relevant agencies to enable graduates attend necessary institutions.
Furthermore, he stated that out of 18 programmes which were submitted to the NUC for accreditation, 15 received full accreditation, While 3 received an interim.
He also stated that more agencies want respective programmes introduced in NOUN and new programmes/courses are being introduced and billed to start in January, 2020.
He briefed the press on the victories which the university has won, which includes the Printing Press which has been built; and will cut down a lot of cost leading to no more outsourcing in the university.
He also stated that NOUN is one of the 17 universities selected by the World Bank for courses related to the Internet.
Bala Salihu Magaji of the Lafia Study Centre, Nassarawa, a student of Islamic Studies; was announced as the Best Graduating Student.
The number of students graduating under the various faculties are as follows:
- Agricultural Sciences 308
- Arts 352
- Education 2612
- Law 333
- Health Science 1532
- Management Sciences 8696
- Sciences 3593
- Social Sciences 3673