- President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National Open University Amendment Act
- The new assented Act will allow the institution to operate as all other universities in the country
- It will also allow graduates of the institution participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, December 7, assented to the National Open University Amendment Act, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the Act was sponsored to allow the institution to operate as all other universities in the country.
Also, following the decision of the president to assent to the bill, graduates of the NOUN can now participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Nigerian Law School.
A senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matter, Senator Ita Enang, said the assent of the President while addressing State House reporters in Abuja.
”President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which allows the National Open University to operate as all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures eliminating possible discrimination as some use to want to have on its products and programmes.
"It has also allowed the establishment of some centers to be called study centers and given conditions for the establishment of such study centers,” Enang said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo has assumed office as a facilitator at the NOUN as he inspected his office space at the Abeokuta Study Centre on Tuesday, July 3.
This was disclosed in a statement by the institution’s director, media and publicity, Ibrahim Sheme.
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The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, had earlier appointed the former president as a facilitator after he bagged a PhD in Christian Theology in January from the institution.
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