Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Ahmed, has said that arrangements were on top gear to introduce a programme for the award of Masters’ Degree in law.
He stated this in Owerri, Imo state, when he visited one of the study centres of the university, as part of his advocacy campaign.
Ahmed told law students who welcomed him at Owerri Centre that NOUN management would continue with the battle over the issue of Law School and the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) participation of the NOUN graduates.
He said the readiness of the university to start the masters’ degree programme was part of expansion drive, assuring that all pending issues with the Law School and NYSC would soon be resolved immediately the NOUN Act was signed by the President.
In response, the law graduates appealed to the vice-chancellor not to relent in his eff ort and wished the backing of alumni of law graduates in pursuit of the matter.
Adamu replied that the university management was ready to support the law graduates, but under the confines of the law.
The vice-chancellor also commended the study centre’s director, Dr.
Ettu Ucheoma and his staff for dedication and urged them to maintain the tempo.
Earlier, the VC had visited the Ahaize Mbaize LGA chairman, Hon.
Eddy Enwereji, his deputy, secretary and other staff of the local government.
He re-echoed that the visit was part of his mandates to visit the 774 local governments areas in the country and advocate for the importance of open and distance education.
In his response, the royal father said he would do everything within his power to see that NOUN succeeded in its campaign drive in the local government.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna state regional e-library has formally be handed over to the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The contractor handling the project, Muhammad Musa of Escon Nigeria Limited, conducted the handing over recently.
Taking over the project, NOUN Director for Human Resources, Professor Grace Jokthan said: “We are impressed with the quality of job done and, therefore, grateful the library has been completed and will soon be in use”.
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