NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
The National Open University of Nigeria is an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region.The university, at present, has 47 study centers spread across Nigeria. It has a student population of over 120, 000. The university is also recording landmark achievements. It was recently rated 7th position among universities in Nigeria and 86th position out of the 100 universities in Africa by Webometric International. In addition, NOUN was given the European Quality Award in Education 2011 at Oxford, UK, among others.
The National Open University of Nigeria is a Nigeria’s leading and only specialist provider of open and distance learning at tertiary level. The National Open University of Nigeria is also Nigeria’s largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers.The National Open University of Nigeria operates from its Administrative Headquarters located in Lagos. Nigeria, with study centers throughout the country. For the take off of the university, pioneer student enrollment stands at 32,400.
The National Open University of Nigeria offer over 50 programmes and 750 courses, stair casing through from certificate to diploma and degree level, and maintain a strong commitment to internationalization.The National Open University of Nigeria consults with industry and employers in developing courses. The National Open University of Nigeria bring international programs from universities around the world.
HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
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 tremendous and unassailable role in tackling the country’s educational problems including access, equity, and education for all became so evident and consequently its resuscitation was begun on the 12th of April 2001.
The National Open University of Nigeria dedicates itself to preparing professionals in various disciplines through the distance learning mode. It offers a choice of qualifications from Certificates, Diplomas to Post Graduate Diplomas and Degrees. The National Open University of Nigeria is designed to increase the access of all individuals to formal and non-formal education in a manner convenient to their circumstances. It also cater for the continuous educational development of professionals such as Teachers, Accountants, Bankers, Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, Politicians, Self-employed, Businessmen and Businesswomen. The range of target clientele is elastic and shall be continually reviewed to meet Nigeria’s ever changing needs.
The NOUN employs a range of delivery methods to take education to the people and make learning an enjoyable activity. These methods include: Printed instructional materials, audio, video tapes and CD-ROMs. These would be transported to you by courier companies, NIPOST and NOUN’s in-house transport division. Television and radio broadcast of educational programmes Electronic transmission of materials in multimedia (voice, data, graphics, video) over fixed line (telephone or leased lines), terrestrial and VSAT wireless communication systems.
Study centres in each of the geopolitical zones, states and local government areas that perform critical roles in the delivery of instruction. Study centres are resource places where a student will pick up course and other study materials as well as interact with Instructional Facilitators and Tutors, Student Counselors, Study Centre Directors and with other students. A number of other learner support facilities including internet browsing, e-mailing, library and a range of communication channels will also be available at the study centres.
14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island , Lagos Nigeria
Telephone: +234 1 2796686,
Telephone: +234 1 271-2665.
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