Ikorodu Study Centre kicks-off operation, admits students

Tope Oyewole
Ikorodu centre
Group photo at the end of the courtesy visit led by SCD Ikorodu prof. Saheed Ajibola to Oba Kabiru A. Shotobi


The Director of the Ikorodu Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Saheed Ajibola, and his management team have commenced students' enrolment at the new centre to signal the official commencement of academic activities.

The management of the centre has been assiduous in attending to inquiries and admitting new students into their choice of studies.

A senior officer explained that the centre had admitted over a hundred students within the few weeks of activities and that the students were so excited to have the study centre in their locality.

Additionally, the director, alongside his staff comprising of the Principal Assistant Registrar; Mrs. Bukola Edun, the Chief Accountant, Mr. James Oyewole, and the Chief Technical Officer in the person of Mr. Peter Olajimbiti, paid a courtesy visit to the Monach of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi.

The visit was facilitated by some indigenes of Ikorodu, the high chiefs of the palace, Otunba Abiru, Mr. Peju, and Engr. Adedayo Afolabi Esuruoso.

The centre’s director, upon introducing himself and his team, informed the Oba that the centre officially kicked off operations on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Ajibola explained that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters, deemed it necessary for the university to officially notify the paramount ruler of Ikorodu of the presence of NOUN and to inform him that the centre had begun full operation.

He went on to inform the Oba of the many benefits Ikorodu indigenes stand to gain when they become students of NOUN.

He encouraged the palace to sponsor many of them, as he outlined the benefits of students choosing NOUN as the university of choice.

The former Faculty of Sciences dean said prospective students do not need JAMB as they would be issued NYSC exclusion letters at the end of their studies.

Responding, the Oba thanked the Vice-Chancellor for sending his team to pay a courtesy visit to him, and inquired about the requirements to study in NOUN.

He said he needed the information in order to advocate for NOUN on occasions and immediately announced the donation of five acres of land to the new study centre, advising that work should start in earnest.