Former students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have commended the Vice Chancellor of the school for working hard to secure endorsement for the students of open and distance learning to be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps Scheme and the Nigeria Law School.
The National President of National Open University of Nigeria Alumni Association (NOUNAA), Sani Liman Kila, made the commendation in a statement issued in Abuja.
Kila said the cheering news of the endorsement of NYSC and Law School enrolment was not just good for the Vice Chancellor of the school, Professor Abdalla Adamu, his management team but that it was for both the students and the Alumni of the great institution.
He also commended the Nigerian Senate for the giant stride.
“This endorsement followed the passage of the National Open University of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017 sponsored by the Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TET Fund Sen. Jibrin Barau.”
“This historic achievement during of Prof Abdalla confirmed that his emergence as the Vice Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria is a blessing to the University Community.”
“It is pertinent to note that this victory which did not come cheap is a testament to the avowed commitment and dedication to see that the largest open and distance learning institution take its pride of place among Universities in Nigeria and the World over,” Kila said.
“We make bold to say that you have fought a good fight and this victory will redouble the confidence of Nigerians in our great Institution,” the Alumni president added.
Kila said as ambassadors of NOUN, the Alumni association will continue to promote the standards, prestige and good name of the alma mater and promote distance learning in Nigeria and diaspora in line with the statutory mandates.