The National Open University of Nigeria is a Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region. It is Nigeria’s largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers and is popularly referred to as ‘NOUN’.
The National Open University was initially established on 22 July 1983 as springboard for open and distance learning in Nigeria. It was suspended by the government on 25 April 1984. However, its resuscitation was begun on the 12th of April 2001 by the former President of Nigeria, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo. At take off of the university, pioneer student enrollment stood at 32,400.
NOUN Important Information To All Students
The National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN) has issued a release to all students of the institution. The release borders on the issue concerning admission into Nigerian Law School for law students as well as NYSC scheme for all graduating students. Read the full release below.
The information to all students of National Open University Of Nigeria has been reproduced below as published on the official website of the institution.
- This is to draw the attention of all Law students that the management of the university is well aware of the position of council for legal education concerning the university’s law programme and wishes to inform the students that the university has reached advance stage in resolving the matter and very soon NOUN students will be admitted into the Nigerian Law School. The university is therefore soliciting for students cooperation and patience in order to reach logical conclusion about the matter with the legal council. (It will be recalled that the Nigerian Law School declared that no NOUN graduate will be admitted into the school.)
- The issue of NYSC is also adequately being tackled and students are hereby urge to be patient and give the university sometime for the issue to be resolved. The university wishes to thank its esteem students for their understanding and support while these issues are being resolved.
NOUN Important Notice To 2014/2015 Graduating Students
NOUN has issued a directive to all final year students of the university that will be graduating for the 2015/2015 session. All such students across NOUN centres nationwide are hereby informed.
The school authorities and management of National Open University hereby wishes to inform all Graduands for the 2014/2015 session that they are expected to take part in an inauguration ceremony. The details of the inauguration has been made private to final years students of the school and such students are to get their information about it here (log in to access the info)
The final year studenst are hereby required to make a payment of the sum of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) only into Skye Bank Account No. 1770364597 towards the Inauguration.
Download the final year clearance form here
NOUN Change Of Level Procedures
NOUN has released procedures for students to change their level. Students that have registered wrong level code are hereby informed to amend their registration error using the procedures herein.
To all students who have a wrong level code in their registration site should follow the procedures below to change it to the right level.
1 Log in with your matric number and password
2 Click on box labeled ‘change my wrong level’
3 Select the correct level in the pop-up window and,
4 Click on the button labeled ‘update level’
NOUN 2014/2015 Special Clearing Exam Date, Venues
NOUN special clearing examination date has been announced by the institution. The venues/centres for the examination has alsos been released. Concerned students are hereby informed.
This is to inform all students who registered for the special clearing examination that the commencement date of the said exam is 20th July,2015.
The exam has been scheduled to take place in the following zones:
1. Kaduna zone —————————- Kaduna study centre
2. Abuja Zone —————————– Abuja Model Study Centre
3. Lagos Zone ————————— McCarthy Study Centre
4. Enugu Zone —————————– Enugu Study centre
5. Jos Zone —————————– Jos Study Centre
6. Benin Zone ————————– Benin Study Centre
In line with the above,students are urge to go to zones close to them to take their examinations.
Caution! Student’s who wrote papers in the recently conclude exam should not re-attempt these papers. Failure to abide with this directive will be heavily penalized.
To check the timetable for the exam, students are to log in through the registration portal here.
NOUN 14th Matriculation Ceremony Postponed
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) wishes to informs all its prospective students and the general public that the proposed nationwide 14th Matriculation Ceremony for the 2015 academic programme has been postponed indefinitely.
A new date shall be communicated in due course.
The University regrets any inconvenience this postponement would have caused.
All the best to all NOUN students.