National Open University Of Nigeria NOUN

Answered : Why NOUN Graduates Not Qualified For NYSC

Graduates of
NOUN are not qualified to participate in National
Youths Service Corps programmes.
This was promulgated by the Former Dean of the
School of Arts and Social Sciences at the
National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, and
currently, the Provost, Michael Otedola College
of Primary Education, Epe, Lagos State,
Professor Olu Akeusola.
Speaking with newsmen, he said, “We have the
tendency of misinterpreting concepts. NOUN is
not meant for regular students. It is not meant
for anybody that has just finished his secondary
education. NOUN is a flexible programme meant
for adults – meant for the working class. It is for
people who have sufficient experience, but want
academic knowledge and certificates to back up
what they are doing.”
He revealed that, “NOUN got it wrong when they
started admitting students that are JAMB drop-
outs—people who are unable to go to
conventional universities through JAMB and also
fresh secondary school graduates. Automatically,
they would be agitating that they want to serve,
after all, they are graduates.” Prof. Akeusola
said this as some NOUN students want to stage
a protest as to why they are eliminated from
participating from NYSC.

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