The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), over the weekend, matriculated nothing less than seventeen thousand fresh students for the 2019 academic session.
Prof. Abdalla Adamu, Vice Chancellor of the university, made this known during the matriculation ceremony at the institution’s main quarters in Abuja.
The VC who was represented by the Center Director, National Union of Road Transport Workers Special Study Centre, Prof. Ibukunle Tijani, advised the new students to conduct themselves properly throughout their studies.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Adamu stated that the exercise was part of the 18th matriculation ceremony which was held at the 78 study centers of NOUN across the country.
“NOUN is not a regular university as a result, desist from all the anomalies, like cultism, sexual harassment by lecturers that exist in conventional universities.
“I want to meet you in the next four years, during your graduation, full of knowledge and ready to take on the world as a result of your studentship in NOUN.
“We have established a Directorate of Learning Content Management System charged with bridging the gap between you and your lecturers where they may be.
“Initially what was missing was a negotiation, we have made contact with the amendment act, negotiation with National Youth Service Corps and Council on Legal Education will start soon,” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of the fresh students, Miss Sintiki Mathey of Political Science Department promised that they would work hard and obey the rules of the institution throughout their studies.