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Published On: Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014

National Open University will have 500,000 students population by 2015 – VC

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

Vice -Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe has disclosed that, the university was targeting jacking up its student’s population to 500,000 before the end of next year.

This was as he assured Nigerians seeking admission into the university

of express admission, beating his chest that no prospective student needs godfather to push for admission into the institution. The vice -chancellor made this known, while speaking at an interactive

Ramadan breakfast session with journalists in Kaduna, yesterday, saying that NOUN has given every intending students the liberty of registration without any stringent measure, since, according to him, they are matured students with wealth of experiences in different fields of human endeavours.

He said the number of student’s enrollment continued to increase on daily basis with over 300,000 students currently studying at the Ivory Tower, promising to hit enrollment figure of 500, 000 ahead of

official target of 1.5 million students before he leaves office next year.

Professor Tenebe also assured that, the university has put in place measures to checkmate cyber fraud since major activities of the  institution have to do with online, saying that the measures would not be disclosed in the interest of safe guarding the university.

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