NUC Releases List of Approved Open Universities in Nigeria

NUC Releases List of Approved Open Universities in Nigeria

FCT, Abuja - The acting executive secretary of the National Universities Commission(NUC), Chris J Maiyaki, has disclosed the number of open universities that have been approved to operate in Nigeria.

Maiyaki said out of the 260 approved universities in Nigeria, five are open universities.

List of Approved Open Universities in Nigeria/ NOUN and approved open universities in Nigeria
NOUN and other approved open universities in Nigeria. Photo Credit: NUC/National Open University of Nigeria - NOUN
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In a report published on the NUC website, Maiyaki said the federal government owned one of the five open universities in the country

He stated this during the visit of the President and Principal of King’s College London, Proffer Shitij Kapur

List of approved open universities in Nigeria

Five open universities currently operating in the Nigerian university system are:

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1. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), which has 72 study/resource centres nationwide

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2. Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT

3. Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto State

4. West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State

5. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT

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Meanwhile, reported that the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, said the school would accept all guidelines of the Nigeria Law School and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

It should be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari recently signed the bill that allows NOUN to be equal with other universities and could participate in the compulsory one-year national service and law school.

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The executive secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this while presenting provisional licenses to 37 newly approved private universities.

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) inaugurated a committee in 2021 to create a new core curriculum and minimum academic standards for universities.

The committee constituted experts from various disciplines in Nigerian universities.

Professor Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the NUC, disclosed that the new core curriculum and minimum academic standards came into existence after a thorough review of the benchmark minimum academic standards that Nigerian universities are using.


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