Vice–Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdallah Uba Adamu, has declared that NOUN has grown beyond being referred to as a second class university in Nigeria.
He said the institution had through its innovation and creativity provided qualitative academic services to thousands of students in Nigeria and beyond.
Adamu, who spoke at the 2019 matriculation ceremony at NOUN headquarters in Abuja, on Saturday, said his vision was to make NOUN the foremost university in Nigeria.
No fewer than 17, 000 students, including prison inmates were officially administered matriculation oath for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This cuts across 78 NOUN study centres in Nigeria.
Out of this figure, 500 were admitted to study at a study centre owned by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Abuja.
Director, NURTW study center, Prof. Ibikunle Tijani, who represented the Vice-Chancellor on the occasion, challenged the new intakes to seize the opportunity to acquire knowledge and necessary skills for global relevance.