The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), according to the Nigerian Tribune News, has targeted to double its students’ enrollment from the current half a million across all departments by 2024.
According to the institution, the graduates of the school will now participate in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and also attend Law School as applicable.
Prof. Peter Okebukola, Chairman, Governing Council of the university, made this known on Monday in Lagos while briefing pressmen on the development concerning the university as regards the president’s assent to the NOUN Amendment Bill.
The proposed one million student enrollment, according to Prof. Okebukola, is in accordance with and follow-up to the three-year ministerial strategic plan which started since 2016 to increase access of qualified Nigerians to university education.
He also explained that NOUN with study centers across the nation, was already repositioning itself to not only significantly improve the quality of learning delivery system and employers’ delight by 2025, but also the pen and distance learning university in Africa five years later.
Prof Okebukola, however, commended the senate of the university and its authority, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, the VC, who was also present at the briefing.