- The National Universities Commission has given the National Open University of Nigeria a clean bill of health on two master's programmes
- The university can now continue to run master's degrees in business administration and public administration
- The approval was given by NUC after the latter appraised the programmes and confirmed their viability
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) can now continue to run master's degrees in business administration and public administration following approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Leadership reports that the disclosure was made by the spokesperson for NOUN, Ibrahim Sheme, who said both programmes have received full five-year accreditation.
Legit.ng recalls that the two programmes were put on hold in 2016 with a view to review the administration of the programmes to meet the commission's Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS).
According to report, the commission accredited the institution's MSc business administration at 88.7% and MSc public administration at 89.5%.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, December 7, 2018, assented to the National Open University Amendment Act.
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 matters, Senator Ita Enang, made the disclosure while addressing State House reporters in Abuja.
Enang said: ”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."
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