Prospective and returning students from the Badagry, Seme, Cotonou and Epe axis can take a breath of fresh air as it is now confirmed that the new National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Badagry Study Centre will be launched fully in January, 2023.
Dr Julius Eyanuku, the Ag. Director of the centre, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with NOUN Radio, 105.9FM, Lagos, in a programme called “Morning Lite show” on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Eyanku, expressed optimism that finishing touches on facilities were being put at the centre as he reiterated that the university thought to start the enrollment of students in the new year as the reason for the extra semester delay for official admission of students.
It will be recalled that the university’s Governing Council and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olufemi Peters had toured the Badagry Community to inspect available facilities that will be most suitable for the Centre.
The team, which was led by the university’s pro-chancellor, Prof. Peter Okebukola, visited the chairman of Badagry Local Government, Mr. Olusegun Onilude, and also stopped by at the Palace of the Akran Of Badagry Kingdom, De Wheno Aholu Menu-Toyi, to pay homage to the traditional ruler.
The Badagry Study Centre, located on the north bank of Porto Novo Creek, an inland waterway that connects Lagos, to the Beninese capital of Porto-Novo, is projected to be a huge success and a relief to students coming all the way from that distance to Victoria Island during exams as it will be some answered prayers to prospective students from neighbouring cities.